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Emily Coates and Emmanuèle Phuon: A Shared Evening

Emily Coates and Emmanuèle Phuon: A Shared Evening


Emily Coates & Josiah McElheney Emmanuèle Phuon


Danspace Project
New York, NY


Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:00pm daily through November 10, 2018



Emily Coates & Josiah McElheney Emmanuèle Phuon

Emily Coates & Josiah McElheney
Emmanuèle Phuon
A Shared Evening
November 8-10

Emily Coates and Emmanuèle Phuon share an evening of new work. The two choreographers share aesthetic lineages, through working with Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project and Yvonne Rainer.
Emmanuèle Phuon's Bits & Pieces (Choreographic Donations) looks backward and inward, narrating her personal journey through dance via Cambodia, France, New York, and Brussels with the help of 5 choreographers: Patricia Hoffbauer, David Thomson, Elisa Monte, Yvonne Rainer, and Vincent Dunoyer. Their choreographic donations intersect in an eclectic collage of sounds, dances, childhood wounds, anecdotes, and memories from Phnom Penh to New York, with an open return.
Bits & Pieces (Choreographic Donations)
Concept: Emmanuèle Phuon
Performed by: Emmanuèle Phuon, Zai Tang
Dramaturgy and direction: Vincent Dunoyer
Choreography: Vincent Dunoyer, Patricia Hoffbauer, Elisa Monte,
Emmanuèle Phuon, Yvonne Rainer, David Thomson.
Sound Design: Zai Tang
Lighting: Carol Mullins
Emily Coates' new project with MacArthur recipient Josiah McElheney looks backward and outward: tracing a history of light, by intertwining dance aesthetics and scientific knowledge, and the unique history of the universe through the stories of women who have pushed art, science, and technology ahead. Twentieth century cultural and scientific references inform the work's content and form: the ballerinas of 1920s Russian cinema, George Balanchine's Ivesiana (1954), Yvonne Rainer's Parts of Some Sextets (1965), dark matter, and the Big Bang.
A History of Light
Conceived and created by: Emily Coates & Josiah McElheny
Performed by: Emily Coates & Sarah Demers
Music direction & composition: Will Orzo
Lighting design: Carol Mullins


Photo: French-Cambodian choreographer Emmanuèle Phuon.

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