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In Performance: Devotion by Sarah Michelson for New York City Players (NYC)

The Kitchen presents the world premiere of Devotion,
New dance work from Sarah Michelson for New York City Players
January 13—15 and 19—22, 2011


Photo: Rudolf Grittner.

The Kitchen will present the premiere of choreographer Sarah Michelson’s Devotion, a new dance piece created for the New York City Players, the theater company of director and playwright Richard Maxwell.

Michelson took inspiration from a story by Maxwell, creating new dance work to be performed by the

New York City Players and her own dance corps.
Collaborators include: Rebecca Warner, Nicole Mannarino, Non Griffiths, James Tyson, Eleanor Hullihan, Jim Fletcher, Alice Downing, Richard Maxwell, Pete Drungle, Parker Lutz, TM Davy, Zack Tinkelman, Bozkurt Karasu, Matthew Lyons, Bob Bellerue, Nicholas Elliott, and Barbara Bryan.

About Sarah Michelson
Sarah Michelson’s work has been presented and commissioned by BAM, PS 122, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Movement Research in NYC; The Walker Art Center, Mpls; On the Boards, Seattle; Chapter Arts, Cardiff, Wales; and has toured to Cutting Edge Festival, Frankfurt; Venice Biennale; SommerSzene, Salzburg; Tanz im August Festival, Berlin; and Zuercher Theater Spektakel, Zurich, where she received the Der Foerder prize for best work at the festival.

She has created several evening-length works and modular works; recent works include Daylight, Daylight (for Seattle) and Daylight (for Minneapolis) (2005) commissioned by The Walker for the opening of the first season in the center’s expanded building; DOGS (2006), commissioned by BAM (2006); and Dover Beach, which premiered at Chapter Arts, Cardiff, Wales (Sept 2008) and in New York at The Kitchen (June 2009). Sarah has created commissioned works for companies including Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (2002); Lyon Opera Ballet (2005); Transitions Dance Co, Laban Center London (2006); and CanDoCo, London (2010).

Michelson has been awarded two Bessies for choreography and one for Visual Design in collaboration with Parker Lutz and Davison Scandrett; a Guggenheim Fellowship 2009; Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award 2008, and the 2006 Alpert Award in Dance; and support from Altria, Creative Capital, Jerome, NYFA, BUILD, Mid-Atlantic’s USAI, AMC Live Music for Dance, the MAP Fund, the DNA Project, NEFA, NDP, NPN, the Yellow House Fund, and Arts International.

Box Office Information:
212.255.5793 ext. 11
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The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
www.thekitchen.org

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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