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Made in USA | Thank Υou for Coming: Attendance

Faye Driscoll

Made in USA


28-29 NOV 2016
21:00
Main Stage
1 hour and 30 minutes
Five performers who never stop initiating novel approaches to the audience as they simultaneously bind themselves into an insoluble knot. Get ready to experience a live spectacle as a collective political act!
Full price: 10 €
Reduced, Friends, Small groups (5-9 people): 8 €
Large groups (10+ people): 7 €
People with disabilities, Unemployed: 5 €
Companions: 8 €
Combo 4 tickets for "The Record" performance: 5 € per ticket
Combo 1+1: 5 € per ticket for selected performances of "Made in USA" festival: "A Piece of Work", "Age & Beauty Part 1", "Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem", "Phone Homer", "Tell Me Love Is Real", "The Record"
New York’s Faye Driscoll is a charismatic artist. She often takes what we do all together as her subject-matter—her aim: to make viewers realize that they are part of something bigger than themselves, of an entity that transcends them. Judging from Attendance, the first part of her “Thank you for coming...” trilogy, she seems to be succeeding.  

Attendance is an amazing, charming, authentic, intelligent, humorous work. Its five performers never stop initiating novel approaches to the audience as they simultaneously bind themselves into an insoluble knot. This highly allusive entanglement brings an endless sequence of new body narratives to the surface, while inviting the audience on a journey-without-end on which they will rediscover the experience of group choreography. 

Everything is called into question: from how the group greets the audience and how the spectacle is staged in space to who plays the performer and who the viewer. Forming a cordon around the performers, the audience is invited to become part of the action, to follow the urban dance taking place before them, and to participate in its delightful chaos. Get ready to experience a live spectacle as a collective political act!

credits

Concept and Direction: Faye Driscoll
Choreography: Faye Driscoll in collaboration with the performers
Performance: Giulia Carotenuto, Sean Donovan, Alicia Ohs, Toni Melaas, Brandon
Washington/Original Cast: Nikki Zialcita
Visual Design: Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin
Sound Design/Original Composition: Michael Kiley
Lighting Design and Production Management: Amanda K. Ringger
Tour Manager/Stage Manager: Alessandra Calabi
On-Site Production Manager: Randi Rivera
Artistic Advisor: Jesse Zaritt 
Choreographic Assistant: Nadia Tykulsker
Costume Construction and Alteration: Sarah Thea Swafford

Premiere: Danspace Project, New York, 6 March 2014
 
Thank You For Coming: Attendance was made possible by the Danspace Project 2013-14 Commissioning Initiative; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; and Creative Capital with support from The Jerome Foundation, 92Y New Works in Dance Fund, a Headlands Alumni New Works Award and the assistance of New York State Council on the Arts, and is made possible through the sponsorship of The Field.

Thank You For Coming: Attendance received a production residency at Danspace Project’s venue, St. Mark’s Church, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Thank You For Coming: Attendance is commissioned by Mass Live Arts through a multi-year residency and presentation commitment.

Faye Driscoll received residency support from Park Avenue Armory, along with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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PARALLEL EVENT
Monday 28 November
After performance talk with Faye Driscoll
Chaired by Nina Alcalay, dance theorist

Tuesday 29 November
Workshop with Faye Driscoll
PARALLEL EVENTS

29 Nov 2016

10:00
Cost: 12 €

ADULTS

Workshop with Faye Driscoll

sponsoring / partnerships

With the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens

Supported by

Hospitality sponsor

Medical cover