Live Dancing Archive
October 15-18 at 7:30pm
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This fall Jennifer Monson will perform Live Dancing Archive at New York Live Arts. Jennifer Monson’s Live Dancing Archive is an evening-length performance featuring a visceral exploration of the dancing body as a physical archive of experience and place. Drawing from more than a decade of dance-based environmental research, Live Dancing Archive was choreographed using material from video documentation of the BIRD BRAIN Osprey Migration (2002)—an 8-week dance project along the Atlantic Flyway—as well as improvised scores accumulated over the past decade. Originally premiered at The Kitchen in 2012 as a solo, this newly remounted iteration will expand to feature three new collaborators, Niall Jones, TatyanaTenenbaum and Valerie Oliveiro along with Monson and composer Jeff Kolar, lighting designer Joe Levasseur and costume designer Susan Becker. The project is accompanied by a video installation by Robin Vachal and a digital archive by Josephine Young Jae Bae that query the process of archiving as well as the shifting nature of dance and environmental phenomena.
Thursday October 16 at 6pm Come Early Discussion: The Body as Archive with Travis Chamberlin, Associate Curator of Performance at the New Museum.
Friday October 17 Stay Late Discussion: Environment of Self in Time – Jennifer Monson in conversation with La MaMa ETC Archivist and Historian, Rachel Mattson, PhD.