The Kitchen Presents World Premiere, "Scenario: Script to Perform" by Gillian Walsh
THE KITCHEN PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF GILLIAN WALSH’S SCENARIO: SCRIPT TO PERFORM, APRIL 9-11
Scenario: Script to Perform (World Premiere)
Created by Gillian Walsh
Featuring Performances by Maggie Cloud, Nicole Daunic, Mickey Mahar and Gillian Walsh
Sound by Stefan Tcherepnin
Lights by Zack Tinkelman
The Kitchen (512 W. 19th Street, Manhattan)
April 9–11 at 8pm; $15 ($12 students, seniors)
thekitchen.org; 212.255.5793 x11
“Through Ms. Walsh’s meticulous coding and scoring of movement, she continues to show, as she puts it, ‘dance as a nonfiction form.’ While stark and contained, her pieces, with their repetition and detail, transform space over time.” – The New York Times
The Kitchen presents the world premiere of Gillian Walsh’s Scenario: Script to Perform (April 9-11), the “latest in her stellar series of no-frill works” (Gia Kourlas, The New York Times). With Scenario, her first evening-length work, Walsh continues to use the written score as a tool to orient the performer away from extroversion and towards form. A constellation of language and numerical codes derived from mass-circulated sources—Hasbro’s Twister Dance Rave, Morse code, and song lyrics, among others—the score saturates the performer with instruction, eschews effect, and reveals the contours of structure over time.
Prioritizing the performers’ role in a closed system over fictions of freedom in dance, Scenario produces a spaciousness in which something else might occur besides or in place of dance. Tcherepnin uses a Serge Modular synthesizer to interpret aspects of Walsh’s score, exploring intensities of perception and threshold, while Tinkelman works with his intimate knowledge of The Kitchen’s theater in his lighting. Script to Perform features performances by Maggie Cloud, Nicole Daunic, Mickey Mahar and Walsh with sound by Stefan Tcherepnin and lighting by Zack Tinkelman. Curated by Sarah Michelson.
Performances of Scenario: Script to Perform will take place April 9–11 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 ($12 students, seniors) and available online at www.thekitchen.org; by phone at 212.255.5793 x11; and in person at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street), Tuesdays–Saturdays, 2:00–6:00 P.M.
Gillian Walsh is a dance artist from Brooklyn, NY. In 2013 she presented work at Ben Pryor’s Festival TBD: Emergency Glitter at Abrons Arts Center. That piece, called Grinding and Equations: Two Duets at Abrons, was called “a highlight of the season” by The New York Times. In 2014 she presented Hasbro Procedures: Working in The Kitchen as part of Dance and Process. Also in 2014 she was an ISSUE Project Room artist-in-residence, a Triple Canopy Commission Recipient, and was nominated for a Dance and Performance Bessie Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer. This summer she will be a danceWEB scholar at the ImpulsTanz festival. As a performer she has enjoyed working with several artists including most recently luciana achugar, Neal Medlyn, and Adrienne Truscott.
The Jerome Foundation generously supports The Kitchen’s commissions of new works.
About The Kitchen
The Kitchen is one of New York City’s most forward-looking nonprofit spaces, showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines. Our programs range from dance, music, performance, and theater to video, film, and art, in addition to literary events, artists' talks, and lecture series. Since its inception in 1971, The Kitchen has been a powerful force in shaping the cultural landscape of this country, and has helped launch the careers of many artists who have gone on to worldwide prominence.