14th of July at 8pm (free entrance)
Teatro Sociale - Piazza Verdi, Como
Fondazione Antonio Ratti presents the European premiere of Yvonne Rainer's The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?, that will take place on Tuesday 14th of July at 8pm at Teatro Sociale.
The performance, an ongoing piece originally commissioned by the Getty and Performa, will be shown in Como as part of the programme of the XXI CSAV - Artists Research Laboratory and was recently performed at MoMA, New York.
The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move? is the latest choreography made by Rainer. It sees her on stage along with five dancers – known as the Raindears – performing a work-in-progress piece where Rainer addresses strong themes such as aging and mortality.
In The Concept of Dust, Rainer interweaves dance and texts assembled from many different sources, dealing with ancient Middle East dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. Intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers throughout the 45-minutes piece, the texts run parallel to music and dance movements, interrupting the performers’ actions at times. Moreover the dancers’ movements are indeterminate, decided by the performers themselves without following a predefined sequence, turning up occasionally in group configurations and sometimes in “doing nothing” – sitting on a chair, standing to one side or watching each other.
Choreography: Yvonne Rainer
Performers: Pat Catterson, Patricia Hoffbauer, Emmanuèle Phuon, Yvonne Rainer, Keith Sabado, David Thomson
Lighting: Les Dickert
Yvonne Rainer is managed by Performa, New York.
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