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Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener || The Playground NYC

Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener || The Playground NYC


The Playground NYC


280 Broadway
New York, NY 10003


Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 6:00pm



The Playground NYC

Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener 


Wednesday, 10/05 || 6:00-7:45pm, $6


Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, NYC

Entrance 53A Chambers Street


The Playground NYC allows dancers to experience various choreographic styles and ideas, engage with a new community of dancers, and gather resourceful information and inspiration from the array of choreographers involved. In turn, established choreographers are paid for their creative investigations, are given free space to explore new movements with professional dancers, and are provided with the opportunity to establish relationships with new dancers and fellow choreographers.  


Class Description: 
Hour Selves: moving into being
Drawn from our repertory and ongoing improvisational practice, “desire lines”, this workshop will tune our individual attention towards a receptive state of being, for a deeper understanding of our internal landscapes and our shared, external environment. Through simple observations, spontaneous choice-making, and layering of memories, we will allow emergent structures to create a collective subject. This process will provide joy and rest, discursive pathways and non-hierarchical structures, collaboration and ways of self-organizing. How can we activate aspects of ourselves that exist at the margins, at places of possibility and discovery?

Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener are New York-based dance artists. Their work involves the building of collaborative worlds through improvisational techniques, digital technologies, and material construction. They met as dancers in the Merce Cunningham Dance company and since 2010 they have created over 25 multidisciplinary dance works including site-responsive installations, concert dances, gallery performances and dances for film in venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Barbican Centre, REDCAT, The Walker Art Center, and MoMA/PS1. Throughout they have maintained a commitment to queer culture and aestehtics. Their partnership intentionally blurs authorship and maintains a deep commitment to collaboration with a diverse community of dancers, performers, artists and cultural institutions.


PC: Whitney Browne


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