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American Realness: Jen Rosenblit presents "Clap Hands"

American Realness: Jen Rosenblit presents "Clap Hands"


Jen Rosenblit


Abrons Arts Center
New York, NY


Friday, January 6, 2017 - 5:30pm
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 8:30pm
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 10:00pm
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 1:00pm



Jen Rosenblit

Jen Rosenblit

Clap Hands

Friday, January 6, 5:30pm Saturday, January 7, 8:30pm Monday, January 9, 10:00pm Tuesday, January 10, 1:00pm

Run Time: 65 minutes

Abrons Arts Center, Experimental Theater

466 Grand Street / Tickets $20 / AbronsArtsCenter.org


Clap Hands is a mating call, an over-crowded solo, looking to hail, disguise, displace, reveal and track the disappearance of the body. A large stack of fuchsia felt installs the space. Meaning hovers and a still-life emerges.

Clap Hands is concerned with the politics of coming together as we maintain autonomy. Something is lost or forgotten, but we continue with the burden of carrying on. How can we consolidate a skeleton of logic through our individual labors? Can we locate intimacy in non-human forms?

Clapping hands is a phenomenon we do together, to celebrate, mark or culminate. Clap Hands is something we have to sit alone with, to recall being together.

Clap Hands is a commission of New York Live Arts, The Invisible Dog Art Center, and Atlanta Contemporary and made possible, in part, through a residency at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas; a residency at Tanzhaus Zürich; with support from the exhibition Greater New York at MoMA PS1; with funding from the Jerome Foundation; with support from Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory; through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Davis Dauray Family Fund, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and was developed as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace program (LMCC.net).

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