The Falling, Realism, Aspiration event is on at New York’s Essex Street, running July 28 and 29.
Organized by Nick Faust and Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe, the weekend program brings together “dance documentation, narrative film and activist/ interventionist practices to frame the failing body as a site for action.” Looking at the messy, interrupted, failed and disobedient gestures and its relationship to a ‘desired future,’ the curators ask, “What does it mean to fold failure into action?”
The program will feature a screening on Friday night that will include ‘Magnesium, a document of a dance’ (1972) by Steve Paxton, ‘Chute, Edit of the first Contact Improvisation demonstrations/installation in N.Y.C.’ at the John Weber Gallery (1972), ‘In the Air’ (2009) by Liza Johnson and ‘Fall Line’ (1982) performed by Elizabeth Streb.
The Saturday will include a Civil Disobedience workshop with Alexis Danzig of Rise and Resist, ACT-UP and a presentation lecture ‘ASCO’s No-Movies’ by C. Ondine Chavoya.
Visit the Essex Street website for details.**