- Mona Bismarck American Center
December 11 and 12
Following her invitation by the Mona Bismarck American Center, an institution dedicated to promoting American arts and culture, Jennifer Lacey took an immediate interest in the characteristics of the place itself: its history, functions, decoration and a whole host of minor details that affect or fragment the way we apprehend a space.
Taking in the various salons of this private mansion, she has devised a performance of a unique kind, using perception-based contamination and discrete intervention - alternating between physical presence, withdrawal, and peripheral awareness. In the course of her wanderings, accompanied by the choreographer Alix Eynaudi and the musician Zeena Parkins, her body gently moves out of synch, and this furtive dance becomes an index which maps out the space for us, beckoning the audience to join this sensorial, out-of-the-ordinary detour. Together, they create unexpected figures and shapes, conglomerates of images and sounds - in which imitation and camouflage are used to disseminate the various signs and symbols, and to bring out the visuals of the space itself. From out of this Lieu Historique revisited, emerges a territory of a fluctuating nature, shaped by the bodies which inhabit and recompose it.
Based in France since 2000, the American choreographer Jennifer Lacey has forged a unique path on the fringes of dance, performance and critical investigation. This has lead to numerous collaborations - notably with the set designer, Nadia Lauro on Chateaux of France and, more recently, Les Assistantes. Her work now concentrates on transversal forms - short, ephemeral pieces which reflect their immediate context. These site-specific, performance-based investigative works take a fresh look at the place of the body in heterogeneous environments.
Choreography, Jennifer Lacey
In collaboration with Alix Eynaudi
Composer and harpist, Zeena Parkins
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BoundOctober 22 to October 27
John Adams / Lucinda Childs / Frank Gehry
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Solo Olos / Son of Gone Fishin’ /
Rogues / PRESENT TENSENovember 4 to November 13
The Age & Beauty SeriesNovember 25 to November 28
The Age & Beauty SeriesDecember 1 to December 4
The Age & Beauty SeriesDecember 7 to December 11
Thank You For Coming: AttendanceDecember 3 to December 6