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In Performance: Pieter Ampe & Guilherme Garrido/CAMPO’s Still Standing You (NYC)

Saturday, November 2, 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 3, 5:00 pm
Martha Graham Studio, 55 Bethune Street MAP
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Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido’s raucous, energetic and funny Still Standing You displays the pair’s tumultuous yet intimate relationship as a series of physical interactions. Ampe and Garrido offer a mischievous glimpse into the kaleidoscope of how they connect, revealing it to be complex and fluid: are they friends, lovers, brothers or rivals? From slaps on the back to violent pinches and punches, the pair literally test the strength of their bond, while considering the different associations accompanying touch, tenderness, and violence, and the struggles between the bodies of men. The performance actively investigates the relationship between dance and masculinity, depicting power struggles, playfulness, affectionate moments, and confrontations, and the way in which the social codes of physical interaction become layered with subtext and emotion. The result is an exchange that is hilarious, disturbing, and deeply moving.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, 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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