By Cathy Weis Projects
Two downtown choreographer/performers—Patricia Hoffbauer and David Thomson—will perform a duet they co-created entitled Dark & Stormy: When things get rough, grab pussy. As our world spins out of control, the usual methods of rarefied abstraction no longer serves our best artistic intentions. We have resorted to literal forms of expression. As in other historically perilous times, the absurd serves a dish of reimagined truth.
Cathy Weis will show excerpts of videos she shot in the mid-’80s of Steve Paxton improvising on stage in Philadelphia and in the fields of Vermont to the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach played by Glenn Gould.
Stephen Petronio Company will present an excerpt from Steve Paxton’s Goldberg Variations (1986), danced by Nicholas Sciscione, who received a 2017 Bessie nomination for his performance. Paxton’s Goldberg Variations is part of the Stephen Petronio Company’s Bloodlines series, a five-year autobiographical project that not only honors the lineage of American postmodern dance, but also traces the influences and impulses that have shaped choreographer Stephen Petronio, an artist uniquely positioned to preserve this postmodern tradition.
New York, NY 10012
Event Date: Nov 4, 2018
Event Time: 6:00PM
Event Duration: 1 hours
This season, we suggest a $10 contribution at the door. With this small contribution, we are able to continue bringing unique performances each Sunday and giving artists an intimate space to share their ideas.
All events begin at 6:00pm. Doors open at 5:45pm at WeisAcres, 537 Broadway, #3. There are no reservations, no late seating.
Keep in mind, this is a small space! Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.