Deborah Hay

First Person: Deborah Hay, Richmond Hall (Houston, TX, USA)

Deborah Hay, a member of the Judson Dance Theater and a founder of postmodern dance, performed at Richmond Hall on October 13 at noon and again at 3pm. Her site specific work called Richmond Hall was performed by the audience, six dancers and her within the Dan Flavin installation. The event began with six dancers/conductors gathering and forming the audience into six groups. Each group was lead by a conductor and instructed by their conductor to follow and stay near them. Hay’s entrance was preceded by vocal sounds she was creating. She then joined the space and composed and moved her body through the space. Throughout the event, Hay performed around and at times within the pond-like masses the groups formed. Sometimes she created accompanying sounds. At other times, it was silent other t...

Highlights: Tanz Im August (Berlin)

Tanz Im August kicked off its annual festival on Friday August 10, 2012. It will run from Aug 10 until Aug 25, 2012. Below are Contemporary Performance’s Highlights. The full program can be viewed at the Tanz Im August website. SNAKESKINS (A FAKE SOLO) par b.l.eux / Benoit Lachambre HALLE TANZBÜHNE BERLIN 19. Aug / 21 h 20. Aug / 21 h 21. Aug / 20 h The charismatic performer Benoît Lachambre transforms on stage like a moulting animal. But is he in a mode of regression, or is this advanced evolution? Or do these terms relate more to a society that has lost any sense of the future? A multimedia, multi-sensory stage object, »Snakeskins« explores the skin as a surface of resistance with the rigidity of constructed definitions: a visceral and vital manifesto about the multiplicity of the ...