Time: July 10, 2011 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: Greenwich House Music School
Street: 46 Barrow Street
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.brownpapertickets.…
Event Discipline: dance
Organized By: Menon Dwarka
Latest Activity: Jul 13, 2011
Singapore-born choreographer Belinda He challenges conventional audience expectations, etiquette and participation in her first full-length work, Work : Dance : Display by offering her dancers up to be viewed at varying levels of objectification. She invites audience members to question their own levels of interaction with the artwork that is placed in front of them. The dancers are variously seen as art objects on display, artists honing their crafts and dance-makers deep in their creative processes. Photographs of dancing bodies in rehearsal line the walls of the gallery space where audience members first encounter the dancer-exhibitions. As the piece progresses, the space itself slowly transforms into a stage, on which the identities of artists, art makers and art viewers conflate. Ms. He presents dance as she desires to experience it: in the trenches, involving all senses for a deep, visceral appreciation.
For a full experience, please attend in 'smart casual' attire. There will be wine and other beverages pre-show, so come early! Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.