13 Feb, 20:00
“Glorious Hole” by Ben Evans and “The man with sad eyes, or Wild Eyes” by Michael Helland
Chaussee de Mons 33B
In Glorious Hole, a new solo by Ben Evans, everyday actions and materials become the source of spectacle. Lost figures are found and lost again; memories are fictionalized, appropriated and forgotten. A lone figure struggles with the emptiness of time passing, and the glory of the stage.
Ben Evans is a performance-maker working in Los Angeles and Paris, where he currently lives. He has worked and studied alongside Goat Island, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Mary Overlie, Deborah Hay, Meg Stuart, Keith Hennessy, Jennifer Lacey…and his work and collaborations (with the Los Angeles-based madhause and others) have been seen in Los Angeles, Boulder, New York, Paris, Athens, Berlin, London and Kerala (India). He graduated from Yale University in 2005 and is currently a PhD candidate in philosophy and choreography at the University of Paris VIII.
Network Profile: Ben Evans
“The man with sad eyes, or Wild Eyes’”
solo performance by Michael Helland
In ‘The man with sad eyes, or Wild Eyes’ Michael Helland excavates his recent creative history to compose a precarious live performance obstacle course. The roles he has played on stage, the roles he plays in public life, and the personal archetypes that define him become musings for an accidental performance that questions our notions of selfhood and propriety.
Bio: Originally from the Seattle area, Michael Helland lived and worked in New York City for six years before moving to Brussels in 2010. He is a 2009 Bessie award winning performer and a 2010 danceWEB scholar. Recent performance credits include works with Marina Abramović, Big Art Group, Faye Driscoll Group, RoseAnne Spradlin, and robbinschilds. His works for the stage and collaborative event structures have been presented widely in venues across NYC and beyond, including the Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, and the Scope International Art Fair at Lincoln Center.
Network Profile: Michael Helland