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Rebecca Davis | Taisha Paggett

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Date(s) - 10/10/2013 - 10/12/2013
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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October; Thursday 10, Friday 11, Saturday 12 at 8pm

A shared evening of work by Rebecca Davis and Taisha Paggett.

Rebecca Davis’s choreographic work encompasses performance, installation, and sculpture. In recent years Davis has performed with Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, and Kathy Westwater. She choreographed three works for visual artists Allora & Calzadilla for the U.S. Pavilion in the 54th Venice Biennale and was a re-performer in the Marina Abramovic retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in 2010.

In her latest work, will however happen Davis annunciates the complexity of the gradations between foot to eyes, hands on hair, breath in hand, jaw and arm, and arm with head. Performers Erin Cairns, Lydia Chrisman, Carolyn Hall, and Kay Ottinger pass from pedestrian to abstract. Sound by Zach Layton.

Los Angeles and Chicago-based Taisha Paggett has worked with David Roussève, Stanley Love, Fiona Dolenga-Marcotty, and Victoria Marks. Her own choreography investigates the body, agency, and the phenomenology of race.

A right-angled object who lost her faith in being upright is a new work performed by paggett, Rebecca Bruno, Anna Martine Whitehead, and Willy Souly. Centered around a trans-historical figure named Fila Buster, paggett draws upon her research into GIFs, the cyclical fragmented image, text clips popularized in social media, Zumba, aerobics, cheerleading, colorguard, 19th century Shaker dances, and contradance. Sound design by Yann Novak. Costumes by James Kidd.


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