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In Performance – MEƎM: A STORY BALLET ABOUT THE INTERNET (NYC)

In Performance – MEƎM: A STORY BALLET ABOUT THE INTERNET (NYC)

Ryan McNamara
MEƎM: A STORY BALLET ABOUT THE INTERNET
Monday, November 11, 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 12, 8:00 pm
Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th Street MAP
$20

Photo by Ryan McNamara.

Photo by Ryan McNamara.

Ryan McNamara’s MEƎM: A STORY BALLET ABOUT THE INTERNET is a choreographic exploration of the online world as a space of engagement, and of the digital architecture that conditions current anxieties over influence and transmission. Exploring our sense of what we do when we copy, steal, appropriate, create, repeat, plagiarize, mine, or tweet, the performance engages several coexisting conceptions of the Internet: as utopic commons of unfettered communication; as sinister military infrastructure; as unchecked, stupid clutter approaching an unfathomable critical density; and as motor for a 24/7 infotainment culture. A fully immersive “experience” that questions the very possibility of a singular “experience” today, the dance will play with rapid, abrupt changes in pace, music, and choreographic style – such as pantomime, pop, abstraction – to articulate the extreme form of proximity that different subjectivities and modes of spectacle now have to one another.

MEƎM: A STORY BALLET ABOUT THE INTERNET is a Performa Commission.

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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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