Gibney Dance in association with Abrons Arts Center Presents

AMERICAN REALNESS 2018
JANUARY 9-16, 2018

FEATURING:

WORLD PREMIERES BY MORIAH EVANS, KEYON GASKIN, MARISSA PEREL

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERES BY ANTONIJA LIVINGSTONE & NADIA LAURO, NEAL MEDLYN, MICHAEL PORTNOY, SIMONE AUGHTERLONY & JEN ROSENBLIT WITH MIGUEL GUTIERREZ & COLIN SELF

NEW YORK CITY PREMIERES BY CLAIRE CUNNINGHAM & JESS CURTIS, MICHELLE ELLSWORTH, NIC KAY, ROSY SIMAS

ENCORE ENGAGEMENTS BY NORA CHIPAUMIRE, ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES & MIGUEL GUTIERREZ WITH NICK HALLETT & JENNIFER MONSON, JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO, JUMATATU M. POE & DONTE BEACHAM, ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT, MARIANA VALENCIA

AT NEW YORK CITY VENUES INCLUDING:

ABRONS ARTS CENTER, DANSPACE PROJECT, GIBNEY DANCE: AGNES VARIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, THE INVISIBLE DOG ART CENTER, PARTICIPANT INC., SCULPTURECENTER AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Founded, directed and curated by Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor and presented by Gibney Dance in association with Abrons Arts Center and other participating partners, American Realness returns January 9-16, 2018 for its ninth consecutive season. For 2018 the festival expands its scope with multiple off-site partner venues, in addition to lead presenters and festival hubs Gibney Dance and Abrons Arts Center. This year’s partner venues include The Invisible Dog Art Center, SculptureCenter, Danspace Project and Participant Inc. With these partners the American Realness 2018 performance program presents 17 evening-length performance works in 89 performances featuring three world premieres, three North American premieres, four New York City premieres and six encore engagements including NY Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award winners and nominees.

Additionally the festival includes an installation program with sculptural, historical and video works in the galleries at Gibney Dance and Abrons Arts Center, a process series featuring showings of new works in development and a discourse series which features a series of free public conversations as well as original writing commissions for READING, the American Realness online journal at AmericanRealness.com. More details on these aspects of the festival will be released in December.

American Realness is an internationally recognized platform for the discovery of new works from subversive artists, tearing at the boundaries of their forms. The program commands attention for the proliferation of choreographic and performative practices transcending the traditions and rewriting the definitions of American dance and performance.

American Realness 2018 Presents:

Three World Premieres
Moriah Evans, Figuring, presented by SculptureCenter
keyon gaskin, [a swatch of lavender]: a self portrait, commissioned and presented by Gibney Dance with Participant Inc.
Marissa Perel, (do not) despair solo, co-presented by American Realness and Abrons Arts Center with support from Gibney Dance

Four North American Premieres
Antonija Livingstone & Nadia Lauro, les études (heresies 1-7), presented by Gibney Dance
Neal Medlyn, I <3 PINA, co-presented by American Realness and Abrons Arts Center
Michael Portnoy, Relational Stalinism – The Musical, co-presented by American Realness and Abrons Arts Center
Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit with Miguel Gutierrez and Colin Self, Everything Fits in the Room, presented with support from Pro Helvetia

Four New York City Premieres
Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist, co-presented by The Invisible Dog Art Center and Gibney Dance
Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis, The Way You Look (at me) Tonight, presented by Gibney Dance
Rosy Simas, We Wait In The Darkness, co-presented by American Realness and Abrons Arts Center
NIC Kay, lil BLK, co-presented by American Realness and Abrons Arts Center

Six Encore Engagements
Ishmael Houston-Jones & Miguel Gutierrez with Nick Hallett and Jennifer Monson, Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd, co-presented by Danspace Project and Gibney Dance
Mariana Valencia, ALBUM, co-presented by American Realness and Abrons Arts Center
Nora Chipaumire #PUNK, co-presented by American Realness and Abrons Arts Center
jumatatu m. poe and Donte Beacham, Let ‘im Move You: A Study (2013/2016) and Let ‘im Move You: This Is a Success (2016), co-presented by American Realness and Abrons Arts Center
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Séancers, co-presented by American Realness and Abrons Arts Center
Adrienne Truscott, THIS, co-presented by American Realness and Abrons Arts Center

Michelle Ellsworth
The Rehearsal Artist NYC Premiere
Co-Presented by The Invisible Dog Art Center and Gibney Dance

Tuesday January 9, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm, 8:45pm
Wednesday January 10, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm, 8:45pm
Thursday January 11, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm, 8:45pm

Run Time: 35 minutes
**limited capacity **

The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Single Tickets $25 / Gibney Festival Pass $20 / GibneyDance.org

A small group of audience members surveils a dancer who is simultaneously: 1) watching reenactments of scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2) participating in a mash-up of some of the most canonical social science experiments of the last 50 years. Occasionally, an eight-foot-high wooden wheel assists dancers as they rotate in the sagittal plane with their nose as the axis. Each rotation tests the viability of the constructed environment the dancers inhabit and allows the audience to reconsider the nature of stability. Knee aprons, one-way surveillance glass, Mormon temple rituals, and a wooden bikini help prepare the audience for shifts in perspective and other revelations related to death.

Performances of The Rehearsal Artist for American Realness 2018 are made possible with support from The Invisible Dog Art Center, Performance Space 122, and Gibney Dance.

The Rehearsal Artist is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Performance Space 122 in partnership with The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, On The Boards, Women and Their Work, University of Colorado Boulder and NPN. The Creation & Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org Additional support for The Rehearsal Artist was provided in part by The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Rehearsal Artist was developed in part by Live Arts Bard at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, as well as the Center for Humanities in the Arts and IRISS Project Society research funding at the University of Colorado Boulder

Moriah Evans
Figuring World Premiere
Presented by SculptureCenter

Tuesday, January 9, 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 10, 5:30pm
Friday, January 12, 5:30pm
Saturday, January 13, 5:30pm
Sunday, January 14, 5:30pm

Run Time: 90 minutes

SculptureCenter 44-19 Purves St, Long Island City
Single Tickets $25 / Gibney Festival Pass $20 / SculptureCenter.org / GibneyDance.org

Originating from internal physical processes, Moriah Evans’ Figuring takes micro movements as method. Through the engagement of energies, reactions, and interactions, three female performers make visible and audible internal systems in order to pitch them against the external forces of space and other. Control and loss of control become the borders that the performers traverse in a series of measured movements that attempts to reconfigure the perceived cohesiveness and stability of the human form. Through pacing and scale, physical gestures make malleable the inner qualities of the body, as well as the sensation of time. Figuring brings forth the unseen, yet felt, world of bodies and space.

Figuring is commissioned by SculptureCenter and is presented by SculptureCenter in partnership with American Realness.

Figuring was partially developed through a residency at MoMA PS1. The piece was also researched and honed through financial, administrative, and residency support provided by the Dance in Process program at Gibney Dance with funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Ishmael Houston-Jones & Miguel Gutierrez with Nick Hallett and Jennifer Monson
Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd  
Co-Presented Danspace Project and Gibney Dance

*2017 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award Winner, Outstanding Revival

Tuesday, January 9, 8:00pm
Thursday, January 11, 7:00pm
Friday, January 12, 7:00pm
Saturday, January 13, 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Run Time: 70 minutes

Danspace Project, 131 East 10th Street, Manhattan
Advance Tickets $22 / Danspace Project Members $15 / Door Tickets $25 / DanspaceProject.org

In 1988 choreographer/dancer John Bernd died at age 35 of complications of AIDS. Bernd was a pivotal figure in the New York downtown dance scene of the early 1980s. He was one of the first persons from the community to contract HIV (though the virus had yet to be identified). He created several solos, semi-autobiographical pieces, a duet—Live Boys—made in collaboration with his then partner Tim Miller, and three versions of an ensemble dance, Lost and Found: scenes from a life. Bernd’s final piece was a duet, Two on the Loose, made in collaboration and performed with choreographer Jennifer Monson months before he died on August 28, 1988.

Conceived by Ishmael Houston-Jones, Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd revisits and reconstructs dances and images, and collages themes and excerpts from Bernd’s body of work to interrogate the effects of his loss on work made today. Co-Directed by Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez, in collaboration with composer Nick Hallett and Jennifer Monson.

Performances of Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd for American Realness 2018 are made possible with support from Danspace Project and Gibney Dance.

The creation of Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd was made possible, in part, by the Danspace Project 2016-2017 Commissioning Initiative and a Production Residency, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and by Lambent Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the James E. Robison Foundation and an Emergency Grant from Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Additional residency support was provided by the New York State DanceForce in partnership with Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Antonija Livingstone & Nadia Lauro
les études (heresies 1-7)
North American Premiere

Wednesday, January 10, 7:00pm
Thursday, January 11, 7:00pm
Friday, January 12, 7:00pm
Saturday, January 13, 2:00pm

Run Time: 70 minutes

Gibney Dance, Studio E, 280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers Street), Manhattan
Single Tickets $25 / Gibney Festival Pass $20 / GibneyDance.org

Via the intersection of performance and plastic arts practice, Antonija Livingstone & Nadia Lauro stage a queer symposium for rare presence and endangered practice. From these social gatherings emerge a score for a series of études. A visit to a chimeric library who choreographs her caretaker kin. For the duration of a storm, we take refuge together in a fabricated nomadic habitat. This wyrd assembly of friends, guest artists and local newcomers join forces to practice and reflect on the dissident potential of the slow, the careful and other unfashionable polyphonic gestures.

“Polyphony speaks of the coexistence of a plurality of voices and sounds that can also be understood in a text or in an extra textual situation. The vitality of polyphony as a phenomenon is that the voices do not fuse into a single consciousness or drone but exist on different registers generating a dynamism among themselves. It is not merely a heterogeneity but some other angle at which voices are juxtaposed and counter-posed which generates something beyond themselves. Each one of these voices exists in an indirect dialogue with other voices, allowing other voices to add to a preexisting entity, a polyphony of reciprocal, celebratory and displaced voices, exchanges wherein all the interlocutors involved may become changed in their meeting.”—Mikhaïl Bhaktin

Performances of les études (heresies 1-7) for American Realness 2018 are made possible with support from Gibney Dance, Canada Council for the Arts Touring Fund and Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. Produced by A.Livingstone Collaborations

les études (heresies 1-7) was commissioned by Festival D'Autumn, for Menagerie de Verre, Paris produced by Extrapole 2016-2017 with co-production support from CDN Montpellier, Arsenic, Theatre Garonne, Festival Actorale, Usine C, and Canada Council for the Arts.

Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight 
NYC Premiere
 
Wednesday, January 10, 8:30pm
Thursday, January 11, 8:30pm with pre-show touch tour
Friday, January 12, 8:30pm with ASL interpretation
Saturday, January 13, 3:30pm 
 
Run Time: 100 minutes
Audio Description available every night
 
Gibney Dance, Studio H, 280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers Street), Manhattan
Single Tickets $25 / Gibney Festival Pass $20 / gibneydance.org
 
How do we look at each other? How do we allow ourselves to be seen? How do our physicalities shape how we perceive the world around us? How much can we affect the way we see others? Can we learn to see across lines of difference in new ways?

The Way You Look (at me) Tonight is a social sculpture and sensory journey for two performers and audience. Leading UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham and San Francisco/Berlin based choreographer and performer Jess Curtis, combine performance, original music, and video to wrestle (sometimes literally) with important questions about our habits and practices of perceiving each other and the world. In collaboration with noted author and philosopher of perception Dr. Alva Noë, video artist Yoann Trellu, composer Matthias Herrmann, and dramaturge Luke Pell, Cunningham and Curtis perform an evening-length duet that excavates their own ways of seeing each other.

Performances of The Way You Look (at me) Tonight for American Realness 2018 are made possible with support from from Dance/NYC’s Disability. Dance. Artistry Fund, made possible by the Ford Foundation.

The Way You Look (at me) Tonight was created with support from Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland and Spirit of 2012, co-commissioned by Tramway Glasgow and supported by The Place London, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and British Council; the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The San Francisco Arts Commission, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts; Fonds Darstellende Künste, Kofinanzierungsfonds des Regierenden Bürgermeisters von Berlin - Senatskanzlei | Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.

keyon gaskin
[a swatch of lavender]: a self portrait
World Premiere
Commissioned and presented by Gibney Dance in partnership with Participant Inc.
 
Thursday, January 11, 5:30pm
Friday, January 12, 8:30pm
Saturday, January 13, 4:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 4:00pm

Run Time: 60 minutes

Participant Inc., 51 Houston Street, Manhattan
Single Tickets $25 / Gibney Festival Pass $20 / GibneyDance.org

Performed by a rotating cast of local artists: Hilary Clark, NIC Kay, Will Rawls, Hayley Silverman, and others. Also featuring a book created in collaboration with sidony oneal, Litia Perta, and Sharita Towne.

full moon in Taurus: of the body, for the body
reading as the invisible act i “do” in my head
but always is embodied or else i could not hold a book
the book as a dance, as a set of steps and gestures that my fingertips can hold:
i page, i palm, i point—i
touch my mouth (this is the book too) 
then close myself, shelve it away.
like the dance, it is no more and it can never be again. ephemeral.
which i know i should find comforting but which is, instead, for me, disconcerting. out of concert. i did not agree to
this. like so many things.
the body, an object—I object, I say no...there is a blood mystery and although I can be weighed, measured, prodded, counted, discounted—the Thing is, 
I is also a dance
a set of steps, 
gestures, 
a make-you-feel
and then I’m over.

[a swatch of lavender]: a self portrait is commissioned by Gibney Dance for American Realness 2018 and presented in partnership with Participant Inc.

[a swatch of lavender]: a self portrait is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Gibney Dance for American Realness in partnership with Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts, On the Boards and NPN. The Creation & Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org

Mariana Valencia
ALBUM

Thursday, January 11, 7:00pm
Friday, January 12, 8:30pm
Saturday, January 13, 5:30pm
Sunday, January 14, 2:30pm
Monday, January 15, 7:00pm

Run Time: 60 minutes

Abrons Arts Center, Underground Theater, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan
Single Tickets $25 / Abrons Festival Pass $20 / AbronsArtsCenter.org

A solo performance where text, song and dance come together in choreographic methods, ALBUM researches herstory from a tableaux of personal narratives that encompass ethnography, memoir, and observations of cross-cultural identifiers. The otherness of herstory is pronounced as central while Valencia upholds and juxtaposes urban experience with suburbia, the countryside, and the imaginary plane. Through factual, humorous and grave observations, a frame of self-identification is established and charged with the task to archive and perform a self herstory as an album in image and song. Informing the viewer about the who and why of Valencia’s selfhood, we traffic through urbanity, vampires, love, and marginality in a performance as an altar for her body. 

ALBUM was created, in part, through the Artist in Residence Program at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation and the Jerome Foundation. Residency support for ALBUM was provided by The School for Contemporary Dance & Thought in Northampton, MA., and the Movement Research GPS program in collaboration with Station in Belgrade, Serbia and Perform(a) Festival in Skopje, R. Macedonia.

nora chipaumire
#PUNK

Thursday, January 11: 8:30pm
Friday, January 12, 10:00pm
Saturday, January 13, 10:00pm

Run Time: 60 minutes

Abrons Arts Center, Playhouse, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan
Single Tickets $25 / Abrons Festival Pass $20 / Abrons Arts Center.org

Patti Smith declares in her iconic song, “Rock 'n' Roll Nigger,” “I haven't fucked much with the past, but I fuck plenty with the future.” Spurred by this daring proclamation in making her current work #PUNK, nora chipaumire declares herself to be an “African nigger”—the sort who fucks with the past, and fucks even harder with the present and the future. 

#PUNK is chipaumire's first statement in a multi-part song cycle inspired by her formation, growing up in 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s Zimbabwe. Part of a tryptic titled #PUNK 100% POP*NIGGA (verbalized as “Hashtag Punk, One hundred percent Pop Star NIGGA”), these works confront and celebrate the bodies and aesthetics of iconic women: Patti Smith (#PUNK), Grace Jones (100% POP), and Rit Nzele (*NIGGA). 

Born with inherited historic and political contradictions, chipaumire’s work questions how status and power are experienced and presented through the body. The human body for her, and for those born without property, name or class, possesses a possible salvation as a vehicle for the manifestation ​of self-invention and self-determination.

#PUNK 100%POP *NIGGA is commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with the support of by Brooklyn Academy of Music, Miami Light Project, ICA Live Art Festival (Cape Town), University of Richmond, Crossing the Line Festival/French Institute Alliance Française and company nora chipaumire.

Neal Medlyn
I <3 PINA
North American Premiere

Thursday, January 11, 10:00pm
Friday, January 12, 8:30pm
Saturday, January 13, 5:30pm
Sunday, January 14, 2:30pm
Tuesday, January 16, 7:00pm

Run Time: 90 minutes

Abrons Arts Center, Experimental Theater, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan
Single Tickets $25 / Abrons Festival Pass $20 / AbronsArtsCenter.org

I <3 PINA is devoted to the dance maker and cultural legend Pina Bausch. For its creation, Medlyn met with dance professionals and fans that are close to Bausch’s body of work. The encounters happened under the guise of a date to frame the heavily emotional grounds of everything that surrounds the dead choreographer’s legacy. He exchanged text messages, Twitter direct messages and went to bars with a New York Times dance critic, a theater maker, a choreographer and others. His investigation delves into his own feelings about Bausch and her work as well as his 10 years as an untrained dancer in New York contemporary dance. These encounters serve as material for a poetic documentary script in a music performance and choreography extracted from sections of Bausch’s dances. 

I <3 PINA was commissioned by Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany.

jumatatu m. poe & Donte Beacham
Let ‘im Move You: A Study (2013/2016) and Let ‘im Move You: This Is a Success (2016)

 
Friday, January 12, 5:30pm 
Saturday, January 13, 8:30pm 
Sunday, January 14, 5:30pm 
Monday, January 15, 10:00pm 
 
Run Time: 80 minutes 
 
Abrons Arts Center, Experimental Theater, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan  
Single Tickets $25 / Abrons Festival Pass $20 / AbronsArtsCenter.org
 
Let 'im Move You is a series of works choreographed by jumatatu m. poe & Jermone “Donte” Beacham that stem from the artists’ seven-year research into J-Sette performance, the performance of joy and the conundrum of Black joy. The series currently consists of three live performance works and an installation. 
 
A Study uses J-Sette movement and performance structures as jumping-off points for experimentation with the role of strategy in collaborative creation and presentation. Rhythm, pattern, and attention become mechanisms for the artists to situate themselves in play, and to frame a movement conversation with primarily White audiences. 
 
This Is a Success explores J-Sette in relation to notions of African-American exceptionalism as expressed through middle class, Black American values reiterated within the J-Sette form. The work continues the artists' research of rhythm as a vehicle into both subversion and satisfaction.
  
A Study was first developed in a residency through Kultursekretariat’s Tanzrecherche NRW program at Kulturforum Alte Post in Neuss, Germany. The Let ‘im Move You body of work to date has been made possible through a residency at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica with support from a Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Fellowship in the Arts.

NIC Kay
lil BLK
NYC Premiere

Friday, January 12, 5:30pm
Saturday, January 13, 2:30pm
Sunday, January 14, 8:30pm
Tuesday, January 16, 10:00pm

Run Time: 60 minutes

Abrons Arts Center, Underground Theater, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan
Single Tickets $25 / Abrons Festival Pass $20 / AbronsArtsCenter.org

lil BLK is an experimental solo performance. Influenced by New York City gay/queer ballroom culture, live punk shows, butoh and praise dance, lil BLK is a story about a fairy boi, child of god, little black girl, performer, and activist. The story plays out through a series of biographical moments that are equal parts narrative and dream.

lil BLK was made possible with support from Chances Dances, Links Hall, opentv and DCASE.  

Michael Portnoy
Relational Stalinism – The Musical
North American Premiere

Friday, January 12, 7:00pm
Saturday, January 13, 7:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 10:00pm
Tuesday, January 16, 5:30pm

Run Time: 80 minutes

Abrons Arts Center, Playhouse, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan
Single Tickets $25 / Abrons Festival Pass $20 / AbronsArtsCenter.org

Dancers in museums moaning and leaning against walls, pestering visitors with boilerplate philosophical questions and busting their knee caps on punishing concrete floors. This was the thorn in the side which inspired Relational Stalinism – The Musical, a maximalist showcase of the many ways in which language and movement can combine to disorient us. Mixing micro-choreography, exhaustive feats of reading in 7/4 time, operatic luggage handling, call center language-bending games, and wicked satire of the Immaterial Turn, this absurdist show commands you to “enter the rumbling chiasmus between the real and the ideal.”

Originally commissioned by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam in collaboration with A.P.E (Art Projects Era). Residency support provided by Gibney Dance.

Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit with Miguel Gutierrez and Colin Self
Everything Fits In The Room
 North American Premiere
Presented with support from Pro Helvetia
 
Friday, January 12, 9:00pm
Saturday, January 13, 9:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 9:00pm
Monday, January 15, 4:00pm

Run Time: 75 minutes
 
VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED
 
Inside the room, dungeon-esque encounters and ordinary domestic lingering exercise a politic that comes with care-taking, danger and amnesia. Aughterlony & Rosenblit, alongside Gutierrez and Self on sound, maintain a complicated relationship to order that encourages cracks and leaks inside architectures for gathering. A free-standing wall, a roaming kitchen island and decaying bodies are part of a disruptive ecology that needs constant adjustment. Rhythmic sorcery drives the effort despite the un-governability of ingredients. Is this a construction site or a cooking show? The room offers an expanded horizon, no longer obliged to rid oneself of the things that supposedly suspend progress. With local guest performer Niall Noel Jones.
 
Performances of Everything Fits in the Room for American Realness 2018 are supported by Pro Helvetia.

Everything Fits In The Room is a production of Verein für allgemeines Wohl, co-produced by Gessnerallee Zürich, Arsenic–Lausanne. Additional support has been provided by the City of Zurich, Canton of Zurich Fachstelle Kultur und Pro Helvetia–Swiss Cultural Foundation, Tanzhaus Zurich, ImpulsTanz Wien, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fête de la Danse–Genev, Tanzhaus Zurich, George and Jenny Bloch Foundation. Created in the frame of “Utopian Realities”, a co-production of HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of “100 Years of Now”, curated by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media of Germany.

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Séancers

Saturday, January 13, 2:30pm with special guest M. Lamar
Sunday, January 14, 8:30pm with special guest Che Gossett
Monday, January 15, 7:00pm with special guest M. Lamar
Tuesday, January 16, 10:00pm with special guest Che Gossett

Run Time: 60 minutes

Abrons Arts Center, Experimental Theater, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan
Single Tickets $25 / Abrons Festival Pass $20 / AbronsArtsCenter.org

“What does it mean to defend the dead? To tend to the Black dead and dying: to tend to the Black person, to Black people, always living in the push toward our death?”—Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being 

Setting the fugitive experience afforded Black people on fire with majesty, opulence, and agency, Séancers is a nonlinear examination of how the American racialized body uses psychic, spiritual, and theoretical strategies to shapeshift through socio-politically charged fields of loss and oppression. The work collapses lyrical poetry, psychic movement forms and strategies of discursive performance to investigate concepts of grief, resurrection and paranormal activity. Interrogating issues related to American history and colonialism, Séancers journeys into the surreal and fantastical states of the Black imagination to traverse the “fatal” axis of abstraction, illegibility and gender complexity.

Séancers was created with commission support from Abrons Arts Center and Danspace Project with additional funding support from MAP Fund, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Princeton Arts Fellowship, the Jerome Foundation, and independent donors and friends of Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. Residency support for Séancers was provided by Abrons Art Center, Bennington College, Casa Na Ilha Art Residence in Brazil, FringeArts, pOnderosa Movement and Discovery, and Haverford College.

Rosy Simas
We Wait In The Darkness
NYC Premiere

Saturday January 13, 4:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 7:00pm
Monday, January 15, 8:30pm

Run Time: 55 minutes

Abrons Arts Center, Playhouse, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan
Single Tickets $25 / Abrons Festival Pass $20 / Abrons Arts Center.org

The spirits of the dead are not bound to the same laws of space time and dimensions of this universe that we are. Seneca beliefs and stories of relationship with our ancestors have always told us this. Once a year we dance for our ancestors, we feed them, we sing for them, and we pray for them. 

The Seneca people are matrilineal. Their identity, clan, and inheritance travels from mother to child. The knowing of these ties is an essential part of belonging for all Haudenosaunee people. 

We Wait In The Darkness is a ritual of action, storytelling, and images to heal the DNA scars of Simas’ grandmother and their ancestors. Engaging past and future, memory, and the invisible, the work tells a legacy of stories traversing losses, family, perseverance, and home. Set in a visual and auditory environment evoking Seneca lands, every performance generates more truth and healing for the scars in Simas’ lineage, and in all of us.

We Wait In The Darkness was created with support from the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is underwritten by the American Composers Forum‘s Live Music for Dance Minnesota program in partnership with NewMusicUSA, with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We Wait In The Darkness is additionally supported in part by First Peoples Fund and the Ford Foundation through grant from the FPF Our Nations Spaces Program. Simas is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Marissa Perel
(do not) despair solo
World Premiere

Saturday, January 13, 8:30pm
Sunday, January 14, 5:30pm
Monday, January 15, 10:00pm
Tuesday, January 16, 7:00pm

Run Time: 60 minutes
ASL Interpretation Provided for all performances

Abrons Arts Center, Underground Theater, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan
Single Tickets $25 / Abrons Festival Pass $20 / AbronsArtsCenter.org

A performance-lecture by Marissa Perel, (do not) despair solo traces choreography, disability, queerness and intimacy through language, power and consent. Exploring the politics of care and pity, Perel reconfigures the performer-audience relationship to create a space for a body in pain. Quoting texts by Gregg Bordowitz, Maggie Nelson, Petra Kuppers, Corrine Fitzpatrick and others, she searches for a means of translation between the felt experience of pain and the way it can or cannot be communicated to the world. Futility, loss, and the incomprehensible are integral to the journey from one’s body to another.

(do not) despair solo was made in part during the BAX Artist-In-Residence program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation. It was also developed at Konstfack, the College for Art and Design, Stockholm, Sweden, where Perel was invited as a guest artist by Emily Roysdon. Additional residency support and ASL interpretation provided by Gibney Dance.

Adrienne Truscott
THIS

Sunday, January 14, 4:00pm
Monday, January 15, 5:30pm
Tuesday, January 16, 8:30pm

Run Time: 55 minutes

Abrons Arts Center, Playhouse, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan
Single Tickets $25 / Abrons Festival Pass $20 / AbronsArtsCenter.org

THIS is “a dance about dance without any dance”. The work choreographs text through the intersections of memory, narrative authority, truth, fiction, performance and memoir. Mining Truscott’s body of work to thieve and repurpose material, THIS investigates liminality and the experience and evaporation of time as parsed with memory and trauma. The work explores the “dancer” and the role of the female body, recognizing that our personal narratives live in our flesh and bone. THIS is a small or large or medium act of artistic survivalism and an inadequate attempt to reflect new context brought by the performance and climate at hand. THIS is a run-on sentence. THIS is a grift. THIS is a piece of cake.

THIS was supported by the Live Feed creative residency and commissioning program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. THIS received additional support from the National Performance Network. Additional residency for the development of THIS is provided by the Watershed Lab residency at Mount Tremper Arts

ABOUT AMERICAN REALNESS

Created by Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor and co-presented between Gibney Dance, Abrons Arts Center, and additional participating venues, American Realness is a festival of performance and discourse. Internationally recognized as a platform for the discovery of new works from subversive artists, tearing at the boundaries of their forms, the festival commands attention for the proliferation of choreographic and performative practices transcending the traditions and rewriting the definitions of American dance and performance.

Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor, Founder, Curator, & Producer
Sarah Lurie, Production Manager

Debbie Huang, Audience Services Manager
Sasha Kleinplatz, Intern and Volunteer Coordinator
Ian Douglas, Festival Photographer

Marin Sander-Holzman / Marin Media Lab, Festival Media Producer

American Realness is made possible in part with support from Gibney Dance, Abrons Arts Center, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Invisible Dog Art Center, Danspace Project, SculptureCenter, Participant Inc., rpm projects, and the generous support of many individuals.

ABOUT GIBNEY DANCE

Gibney Dance, founded in 1991, is a trailblazing organization that brings the possibility of movement where it otherwise would not exist. Through its Center, Company and Community Action, Gibney Dance is “Making Space for Dance” in studios, on stages and in partnership with underserved shelters and schools:

Gibney Dance Centers are a powerhouse of cultural support for the performing arts community and New York City itself. In 1991, Gibney Dance began leasing a studio in the historic 890 Broadway building to house Company rehearsals, and by 2011 the organization’s presence at that location had expanded to comprise an expansive eight-studio creative center. Today, with the addition of 280 Broadway, the organization directs a performing arts complex with two facilities: the Choreographic Center at 890 Broadway and the Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at 280 Broadway. These remarkable spaces enable a robust roster of events designed to meet the needs of the dance field and audiences by fostering the creative process, encouraging dialogue and providing professional development opportunities.

Gibney Dance Company is the Center’s acclaimed resident dance ensemble, led by choreographer Gina Gibney. Since its founding in 1991, the Company has steadily developed its reputation for excellence, building a repertory of over thirty works. Gibney Dance re-envisioned the Company in 2016, empowering its dancers as both artists and activists. Known as Artistic Associates, these dedicated partners advance the quality of the organization’s artistry through performance, and deepen its community engagement through administrative fellowships, serving as advocates for pressing issues in the dance field.

Gibney Dance Community Action is on the leading edge of mobilizing the arts to address social justice issues. This highly respected program uses dance to help heal and empower survivors of violence through multiple platforms, including Movement Workshops for domestic violence survivors; Global Community Action Residencies that share the program’s model and practices internationally; the Community Action Hub at 280 Broadway and its resources for social change-minded artists; and Advocacy Initiatives that spread awareness and mobilize artists to respond to social issues.

Gibney Dance Foundation Support
Altman Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, The Bay & Paul Foundations, Booth Ferris Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, Dancers Responding to AIDS/Broadway Cares, Inc., The David Rockefeller Fund, Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, John H. Grace Foundation, Joseph & Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Lambent Foundation, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Meringoff Family Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Morgan Stanley Foundation, The New York Community Trust, New York University Community Fund, The Ready Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The RYL Charitable Fund, The Scherman Foundation's Katherine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The SHS Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation. Gibney Dance receives additional support through the matching gift programs of The Benevity Community Impact Fund - A Fund of the American Online Giving Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, Societe Generale, Sony Corporation, and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation.

Gibney Dance Corporate Support
Aspiriant LLC, BoardLead, Con Edison, EILEEN FISHER, Fram Realty LLC/Abro Management Corporation, Goldman Sachs, Kennedy Berg LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Macy’s Merchandising Group, MG & Company, Mini Circuits, Morgan Stanley, New York Health & Racquet Club, Spectrum, and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Gibney Dance Government Support
Gibney Dance has received generous support from The City of New York & The Honorable Mayor Bill De Blasio, The New York City Council & The Honorable Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, The Honorable City Council Member Margaret Chin, The Honorable Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and The Honorable Tom Finkelpearl, Materials for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Délégation du Québec à Générale New York, and the Consulate General of Israel.

ABOUT ABRONS ARTS CENTER

The Abrons Arts Center is the OBIE Award-winning performing and visual arts program of Henry Street Settlement. The Center supports the presentation of innovative, multi-disciplinary work; cultivates artists in all stages of their practice through educational programs, commissions, and residencies; and serves as an intersection of cultural engagement for local, national, and international audiences and arts-workers.

Each year the Center offers over 250 performances; 14 gallery exhibitions; 25 residencies for performing and studio artists, playwrights, and curators; and 100 different classes in dance, music, theater, and visual art. The Center also provides New York City public schools with teaching artists, introducing more than 3,000 students to the arts annually.

Henry Street Settlement, founded in 1893, serves 50,000 New Yorkers each year with social service, arts and health care programs from 17 program sites on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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Abrons Arts Center Foundation Support
Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, Barker Welfare Foundation, British Council, Bulova Stetson Fund, Consulate General of the Netherlands, Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation, Exploring the Arts, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Howard Gilman Foundation, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding,

Abrons Arts Center Corporate Support
ConEdison Company of New York

Abrons Arts Center Government Support
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Councilmember Margaret Chin, New York City Councilmember Rosie Mendez, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Department of Education, New York State Council on the Arts

For more information, please contact Chris Schimpf, Nick Mallchok or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


PERFORMANCE PROGRAM CALENDAR

*DISCOURSE, INSTALLATION, PROCESS AND PARTY PROGRAMS TO BE RELEASED IN LATE DECEMBER

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9
1:15pm – 1:50pm ///Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
2:00pm – 2:35pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
2:45pm – 3:20pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist ///IDAC
3:30pm – 4:05pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
5:30pm – 7:00pm /// Moriah Evans, Figuring ///SC
6:30pm – 7:05pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
7:15pm – 7:50pm Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
8:00pm – 9:15pm /// Ishmael Houston-Jones & Miguel Gutierrez
with Nick Hallett and Jennifer Monson, Variations…
/// DP
8:00pm – 8:35pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
8:45pm – 9:20pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10
1:15pm – 1:50pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
2:00pm – 2:35pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
2:45pm – 3:20pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
3:30pm – 4:05pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
5:30pm – 7:00pm /// Moriah Evans, Figuring /// SC
6:30pm – 7:05pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
7:00pm – 8:10pm /// Antonija Livingstone & Nadia Lauro, les études (heresies 1-7) /// GD E
7:15pm – 7:50pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
8:00pm – 8:35pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
8:30pm – 10:100pm /// Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis, GD H
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight
8:45pm – 9:20pm Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11
1:15pm – 1:50pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
2:00pm – 2:35pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
2:45pm – 3:20pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
3:30pm – 4:05pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
5:30pm – 6:30pm /// keyon gaskin, [a swatch of lavender]: a self portrait /// PI
6:30pm – 7:05pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
7:00pm – 8:15pm /// Ishmael Houston-Jones & Miguel Gutierrez
with Nick Hallett and Jennifer Monson, Variations… /// DP
7:00pm – 8:00pm /// Mariana Valencia, ALBUM /// AAC UDG
7:00pm – 8:10pm /// Antonija Livingstone & Nadia Lauro, les études (heresies 1-7) /// GD E
7:15pm – 7:50pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
8:00pm – 8:35pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
8:30pm – 9:30pm /// nora chipaumire, #PUNK /// AAC PLY
8:30pm – 10:10pm /// Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis, /// GD H
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight
8:45pm – 9:20pm /// Michelle Ellsworth, The Rehearsal Artist /// IDAC
10:00pm – 11:30pm /// Neal Medlyn, I <3 PINA /// AAC EXP

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12
5:30pm – 7:00pm /// Moriah Evans, Figuring /// SC
5:30pm – 6:50pm /// jumatatu m. poe & Donte Beacham, Let ‘em move you… /// AAC EXP
5:30pm – 6:30pm /// NIC Kay, lil BLK /// AAC UDG
7:00pm – 8:20pm /// Michael Portnoy, Relational Stalinism – The Musical /// AAC PLY
7:00pm – 8:10pm /// Antonija Livingstone & Nadia Lauro, les études (heresies 1-7) /// GD E
7:00pm – 8:15pm /// Ishmael Houston-Jones & Miguel Gutierrez /// DP
with Nick Hallett and Jennifer Monson, Variations…
8:30pm – 10:10pm /// Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis /// GD H
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight
8:30pm – 10:00pm /// Neal Medlyn, I <3 PINA /// AAC EXP
8:30pm – 9:30pm /// Mariana Valencia, ALBUM /// AAC UDG
8:30pm – 9:30pm /// keyon gaskin, [a swatch of lavender]: a self portrait /// PI
9:00pm – 10:15pm /// Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit /// TBA
Everything Fits In The Room
10:00pm – 11:00pm /// nora chipaumire, #PUNK /// AAC PLY

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13
2:00pm – 3:10pm /// Antonija Livingstone & Nadia Lauro, les études (heresies 1-7) /// GD E
2:30pm – 3:30pm /// Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Séancers /// AAC EXP
2:30pm – 3:30pm /// NIC Kay, lil BLK /// AAC UDG
3:00pm – 4:15pm /// Ishmael Houston-Jones & Miguel Gutierrez /// DP
with Nick Hallett and Jennifer Monson, Variations…
3:30pm – 5:10pm /// Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis /// GD H
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight
4:00pm – 4:55pm /// Rosy Simas, We Wait In The Darkness /// AAC PLY
4:00pm – 5:00pm /// keyon gaskin, [a swatch of lavender]: a self portrait /// PI
5:30pm – 7:00pm /// Moriah Evans, Figuring /// SC
5:30pm – 7:00pm /// Neal Medlyn, I <3 PINA /// AAC EXP
5:30pm – 6:30pm /// Mariana Valencia, ALBUM /// AAC UDG
7:00pm – 8:20pm /// Michael Portnoy, Relational Stalinism – The Musical /// AAC PLY
7:00pm – 8:15pm /// Ishmael Houston-Jones & Miguel Gutierrez /// DP
with Nick Hallett and Jennifer Monson, Variations…
8:30pm – 9:50pm jumatatu m. poe & Donte Beacham, Let ‘em move you… AAC EXP
8:30pm – 9:30pm /// Marissa Perel, (do not) disturb solo /// AAC UDG
9:00pm – 10:15pm /// Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit /// TBA
Everything Fits In The Room
10:00pm – 11:00pm /// nora chipaumire, #PUNK /// AAC PLY

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14
2:30pm – 4:00pm /// Neal Medlyn, I <3 PINA /// AAC EXP
2:30pm – 3:30pm /// Mariana Valencia, ALBUM /// AAC UDG
4:00pm – 5:00pm /// keyon gaskin, [a swatch of lavender]: a self portrait /// PI
4:00pm – 4:55pm /// Adrienne Truscott, THIS /// AAC PLY
5:30pm – 7:00pm /// Moriah Evans, Figuring /// SC
5:30pm – 6:50pm /// jumatatu m. poe & Donte Beacham, Let ‘em move you… /// AAC EXP
5:30pm – 6:30pm /// Marissa Perel, (do not) disturb solo /// AAC UDG
7:00pm – 7:55pm /// Rosy Simas, We Wait In The Darkness /// AAC PLY
8:30pm – 9:30pm /// Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Séancers /// AAC EXP
8:30pm – 9:30pm /// NIC Kay, lil BLK /// AAC UDG
9:00pm – 10:15pm /// Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit /// TBA
Everything Fits In The Room
10:00pm – 11:20pm Michael Portnoy, Relational Stalinism – The Musical AAC PLY

MONDAY, JANUARY 15
4:00pm – 5:15pm /// Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit /// TBA
Everything Fits In The Room
5:30pm – 6:25pm /// Adrienne Truscott, THIS /// AAC PLY
7:00pm – 8:00pm /// Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Séancers /// AAC EXP
7:00pm – 8:00pm /// Mariana Valencia, ALBUM /// AAC UDG
8:30pm – 9:25pm /// Rosy Simas, We Wait In The Darkness /// AAC PLY
10:00pm – 11:50pm /// jumatatu m. poe & Donte Beacham, Let ‘em move you… /// AAC EXP
10:00pm – 11:00pm /// Marissa Perel, (do not) disturb solo /// AAC UDG

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16
5:30pm – 6:50pm /// Michael Portnoy, Relational Stalinism – The Musical /// AAC PLY
7:00pm – 8:30pm /// Neal Medlyn, I <3 PINA /// AAC EXP
7:00pm – 8:00pm /// Marissa Perel, (do not) disturb solo /// AAC UDG
8:30pm – 9:25pm /// Adrienne Truscott, THIS /// AAC PLY
10:00pm – 11:00pm /// Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Séancers /// AAC EXP
10:00pm – 11:00pm /// NIC Kay, lil BLK /// AAC UDG

LEGEND
IDAC = Invisible Dog Art Center
SC = SculptureCenter
DP = Danspace Project
GD E = Gibney Dance Studio E
GD H = Gibney Dance Studio H

AAC EXP = Abrons Arts Center, Experimental Theater
AAC UDG = Abrons Arts Center, Underground Theater
AAC PLY = Abrons Arts Center, Playhouse
PI = Participant Inc.
TBA = To be announced