contact Gonzo: Untitled Movements at MOMA
MOMA The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, first floor
11 WEST 53 STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10019
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 29, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Friday, March 29, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Founded in 2006, contact Gonzo is an improvisational performance group based in Osaka, Japan. The name Gonzo, which means eccentric or hooligan, is a reference to 1970s Gonzo Journalism in the United States, a style of writing that made no claims of objectivity and favored first-person narratives. The group, a collective of untrained dancers, has developed a specific mode of contact improvisation that borrows from sources ranging from martial arts to Internet trends. Based on both physical strength and agility, and trusting relationships within the group, contact Gonzo powerfully balances elements of contemporary dance, performance art, and urban and popular cultures.