+ Add An Event

Advertise With Us

Make an impression — place an ad on The Dance Enthusiast and receive thousands of eyes on your work every week. Learn more

Contribute

Your support helps us cover dance in New York City and beyond! Donate now.

Art Exhibition: 104 Work Weeks - On Tour With The Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Art Exhibition: 104 Work Weeks - On Tour With The Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Company:

Kenneth E. Parris III

Location:

Tabla Rasa Gallery

Dates:

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 1:00pm weekly through February 20, 2016

Tickets:

http://www.tablarasagallery.com/

Company:
Kenneth E. Parris III

104 Work Weeks: On Tour With The Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Thursday, January 14 - Saturday, February 20, 2016

TABLA RASA GALLERY
224 48 Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11220

718. 833-9100
info@TablaRasaGallery.com
FREE

For two years, Kenneth joined members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company documenting their final fifty city world tour through a series of drawings and paintings. He focused on the dancer's way of life, capturing quiet and private moments, loud parties, the rigors of traveling, celebratory dinners, exhaustion, and many rituals. The series titled, 104 Work Weeks: On Tour With The Merce Cunningham Dance Company provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of dancers and illustrates a microcosm of human perseverance, cooperation, and commitment.
 

“Under the patina of grace and glamour, there lies a working-class ethic. In a world that seems to glorify hyper-individualism and social dysfunction, this group of people worked together everyday on and off stage,” says Kenneth.

Observations like this led to the development of Kenneth's new body of work titled, How we make it and survive while trying, struggling for an extraordinary and peaceful life. Here, the human form and tension in the body is used as the physical embodiment of manipulative forces and a representation of the conflict between the ideal and reality. ARS NOVA, features two pieces from this new series.

Share Your Audience Review. Your Words Are Valuable to Dance.
Are you going to see this show, or have you seen it? Share "your" review here on The Dance Enthusiast. Your words are valuable. They help artists, educate audiences, and support the dance field in general. There is no need to be a professional critic. Just click through to our Audience Review Section and you will have the option to write free-form, or answer our helpful Enthusiast Review Questionnaire, or if you feel creative, even write a haiku review. So join the conversation.

Share Your Audience Review.


+ Add An Event