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Patricia Hoffbauer presents "Dances for Intimate Spaces and Friendly People"

Patricia Hoffbauer presents "Dances for Intimate Spaces and Friendly People"


Patricia Hoffbauer


Gibney Dance Center
280 Broadway
New York, NY


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:30pm daily through October 3, 2015



Patricia Hoffbauer

Patricia Hoffbauer
Dances for Intimate Spaces and Friendly People
Wednesday, September 30 – Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 pm
Studios B, C, D & E at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Gallery Exhibition
Wednesday, September 2 – Friday, October 9
Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm


Dances for Intimate Spaces and Friendly People is a series of duets, trios, and quartets presented simultaneously as installations in various Gibney Dance studios. An accompanying exhibition of video and writings presents a visual record of the work’s creation, contextualizing the involved artists’ process in relationship to post/modern dance history. Working with long-time collaborators writer George Emilio Sanchez, video artist Peter Richards, designer Liz Prince, and a multi-generational cast of dance luminaries—Alyssa Alpine, Jonathan Gonzalez, Peggy Gould, Kareem Alexander Hewitt, Ellie Kusner, Vincent McCloskey, Mor Mendel, Sharon Milanese, Yvonne Rainer, Tom Rawe, Sara Rudner, George Emilio Sanchez, David Thomson, and Jennifer Way—Hoffbauer creates a constellation of performative vignettes exploring the internal politics of art making.

About the Artist

Patricia Hoffbauer has been making performance for years. Her collaboration with George Emilio Sanchez dates back to Who Killed Carmen? at Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris. Para-Dice was presented by Danspace Project in 2010/13. A founding member of Yvonne Rainer’s “Raindears,” she is on Hunter College and Princeton University’s Lewis Arts Center faculty. Her writings appear at “Writings on Dance,” Movement Research Journal, PAJ, and the Pew Foundation book “Bodies as Archive.” Invited by Judy Hussie-Taylor in 2013, she curated one of “Judson at 50 Platform.” Hoffbauer is delighted to be presenting work at Gibney Dance.


[Photo by Ian Douglas]

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