American Realness 2018: "THE REHEARSAL ARTIST" BY MICHELLE ELLSWORTH
The Invisible Dog Art Center and Gibney Dance
THE REHEARSAL ARTIST
BY MICHELLE ELLSWORTH
A small group of audience members surveils a dancer who is simultaneously: 1) watching reenactments of scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2) participating in a mash-up of some of the most canonical social science experiments of the last 50 years. Occasionally, an eight-foot-high wooden wheel assists dancers as they rotate in the sagittal plane with their nose as the axis. Each rotation tests the viability of the constructed environment the dancers inhabit and allows the audience to reconsider the nature of stability. Knee aprons, one-way surveillance glass, Mormon temple rituals, and a wooden bikini help prepare the audience for shifts in perspective and other revelations related to death.
Co-Presented by The Invisible Dog Art Center and Gibney Dance
Part of American Realness 2018
Single Ticket $25, Festival Pass $20, $10 suggested donation
Booking Tickets (coming soon)
Multiple performances per day:
Tue January 9, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm, 8:45pm
Wed January 10, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm, 8:45pm
Thu January 11, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm, 8:45pm
Performances of The Rehearsal Artist for American Realness 2018 are made possible
with support from The Invisible Dog Art Center, Performance Space 122, and Gibney Dance.
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