40 Dancers do 40 Dances for the DancersAudience with the Audience page.
Location: New York City. Meetings throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, rehearsals mainly at the Center for Performance Research, 316 Manhattan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with performances taking place September 13-15, 2012 at the Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 10th St. and Second Avenue in Manhattan, NY.
Situation: Part of the Danspace Project Platform “Judson at 50″.
Personnel: Confirmed collaborators and contributors as of 8/14/12 (Personnel subject to change at short notice):
Luciana Achugar, Nacho Achugar-Granoff, Anna Azraeli and Ezra Holzman, Linda Austin, Lydia Bell, Meredith Belis, Paul Benney, Lise Brenner, Maya Ciarrocchi, Chris Cochrane, Emma Fitzgerald, Laurel George, Levi Gonzalez, Chase Granoff, Carolyn Hall, James Hannaham, Patricia Hoffbauer, K.J. Holmes, Janusz Jaworski, Sarah East Johnson, Andrea Kleine, Abigail Levine, Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, EJ, Lyla, and Jane McAdams, Jennifer Miller, Ryutaro Mishima, Jennifer Monson, Carol Mullins, Iki Nakagawa, Leyna Papach and Masumi Kouakou, Adam Parrish, Walter Polkosnik, Bobby Previte, Mikkel Rosengaard, Lynn Marie Ruse, George Emilio Sanchez, Kim Sargent-Wishart, Karen Sherman, Sally Silvers, Peter Stankiewicz, Paz Tanjuaquio, David Thomson, Deb Travis, Llewelyn, Jarrah and Rico Wishart, and Nami Yamamoto, with a special guest appearance by Simone Forti. Directed by Clarinda Mac Low.
Method: The algorithm that distributed the dances over the three nights.
Clarinda met face to face (or Skype to face, if necessary) with every person involved with the project, to establish and consolidate each relationship, explain the nature of piece, and garner ideas and thoughts about the Pronouns piece and the larger project. There is a rehearsal period that began on July 24, 2012. During the rehearsals, the attendees will devise interpretations of the poems that include both large and small numbers of people, both performers and audience members, as well as props, musical instruments, and more. At least three performers will be Skyping in live from other parts of the world, from Oregon to Denmark to Australia. A sculptural representation of the relationships between all the participants in the piece AND between people in the piece and participating audience members will be part of the presentation.