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

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

PIETER AMPE AND GUILHERME GARRIDO | CAMPO STILL STANDING YOU
Saturday, November 2, 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 3, 5:00 pm
Martha Graham Studio, 55 Bethune Street MAP
$20 Buy Tickets

 

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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 Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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