Jeanine Durning, BodyCartography Project and Tony Rizzi to Make NY Premieres in AMERICAN REALNESS Festival 2013, 1/10-20
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by BWW News Desk
Get your tickets now for American Realness, the acclaimed festival that has established itself as "spunky, smart" and "a stronghold of forward-thinking, category-defying performance" (The New York Times). The festival will run January 10-20, 2013. Read more and buy tickets HERE.
The exciting 2013 program features New York premieres from BodyCartography Project with Zeena Parkins (co-presented with PS 122's COIL Festival), Frankfurt-based American dancer/choreographer Tony Rizzi, and New York's own Jeanine Durning. In addition, American Realness welcomes encore engagements from Trajal Harrell, Maria Hassabi, Neal Medlyn, Keith Hennessy, Jack Ferver, and Faye Driscoll.
American Realness 2013 takes a closer look at the immediate relationship between music and dance with a series of collaborative presentations from choreographers and musicians/composers. Performances will include festival favorite Miguel Gutierrez with the ecstatic sounds of Mind Over Mirrors aka Jaime Fennelly. The festival pairs musicians Chris Cochrane and Jassem Hindi with new collaborators Jen Rosenblit and Enrico D. Wey for performances crafted specifically for the festival's program.
The 2013 SHOW & TELL series will feature sneak peeks at forthcoming works from Jennifer Monson, Juliana May, and Tere O'Connor. Through the American Realness 2013 exhibition program, festival-goers will be invited to participate in The Flowchart Project: Mapping a History of Contemporary Dance and Choreography, presented by The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, in which they will be invited to add to the collective authorship of a giant flowchart mapping choreographic practice from 1960-2020.
And of course, American Realness would not be complete without an evening of excess. This year, the festival has invited independent dance organizers and activists AUNTS to take over all three performance spaces at the Abrons for AUNTS realness, an all-night extravaganza of unabashed experimentation. If it all feels like too much, fear not! Ann Liv Young's alter ego Sherry will be swinging by the Abrons with The Sherry Truck to offer you a pink latté and a touch of Sherapy, her own fabulously unlicensed form of festival overload therapy.
NEW YORK PREMIERES:
JEANINE DURNING: INGING
inging refers to the suffix "ing" in the English language. "ing" is used to express actions that are still in progress and haven't yet ended. inging is a dance of the mind, moving in the continuous present. It tracks the velocity of thought through a non-linear cascade of non-stop speaking.
BODYCARTOGRAPHY PROJECT WITH ZEENA PARKINS:
Born out of the imaginations of Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad, this radical ecological melodrama is replete with artifice and animal appetites, engaging the wild and civilized aspects of human nature.
TONY RIZZI: AN ATTEMPT TO FAIL AT GROUNDBREAKING THEATER BY PINA ARCADE SMITH
Rizzi takes on the triple roles of German dance icon Pina Bausch, performance art legend Penny Arcade, and queer filmmaker Jack Smith, to take the audience on a roller coaster ride of Catholic nuns, wisdom through dance, pornographic sex, and our success-obsessed world.
Photo Credits: BodyCartography Project - Gene Pittman. Tony Rizzi - Thomas Brucher.