Deborah Hay: What if…? Excerpts from A Lecture on the Performance

Enviado em 24/03/2010
These are excerpts from Artist Talk with Deborah Hay titled
A Lecture on the Performance of Beauty at The Great Hall, The Cooper Union, NYC.
Groundbreaking choreographer Deborah Hay talked around the question ‘can a formal and stimulating adherence to a prescribed set of hypothetical conditions be seen as choreography even if there is no learned movement?’

This lectured was organized by DanceSpace project just before the opening of her solo performance No Time to Fly as part of the series PLATFORM 2010: Back to New York City.
From DanceSpace Project website:
After several years of experimental ensemble investigation, award-winning choreographer Deborah Hay returns to solo performance in response to an invitation by Juliette Mapp and Danspace Project. In No Time To Fly, she partners with long-time collaborator, lighting designer Jennifer Tipton, whose work has been pivotal to Hays aesthetic vision over the last decade.

During her evening-length solo, Hay seeks to open the door to sustained moments of non-linear learning for the performer and the audience alike. If I am to really admit and celebrate the ephemeral nature of dance, then I must learn to see, experience, and respect time passing.
Deborah Hay
March 25-27, 2010 • [Thu-Sat] • 8:00 PM
Admission: $18 ($12 for members)…


About Andreia Sofia Paixao

I’m an architect but at the moment I’m doing a PhD in the “Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories” at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). I have worked teaching children in a primary school, in performance studies and as a production assistant in dance and events on ecological themes. PhD Researcher _ Architecture / Contemporary Dance / Permaculture My research is situated at the intersection of architecture, landscape architecture, public art and urban development.

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