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Volume VI, Issue II: MOVEMENT CURRENCY


  • wild project 195 East 3rd Street New York, NY, 10009 United States (map)
Artist: Fana Fraser. Photo: Quyn Duong.

Artist: Fana Fraser. Photo: Quyn Duong.

EVENT DATES + TIMES

Friday, August 19 @ 7:30pm with Opening Party
Saturday, August 20 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, August 21 @ 3pm with Talkback
Sunday, August 21 @ 7pm with Closing Party

TICKETING

$20 General Admission
$33 2Night Feature (see two programs)
$15 Student / Senior / Lower East Side and East Village residents*.
*With valid ID; residents living within zip codes 10002, 10003, 10009.

For online sales, use code “TCSVIBES” at checkout to receive 20% off general admission ticket orders.

 

For the 11th edition of the CURRENT SESSIONS’ biannual performance series, artists across contemporary movement will present works as part of Volume VI, Issue II: MOVEMENT CURRENCY, held Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the wild project. 

MOVEMENT CURRENCY will focus on how bodies produce, exchange, and perform within systems of value, drawing on figurative and ethnographic practices to consider the lineage of choreographies which qualify our social identity. Presented as four distinct programs: Risk, Debt, Savings, and Credit, MOVEMENT CURRENCY incorporates somatic and improvisational practices, as well as works examining personal movement histories, blackness, queerness, and cultural memory. 

MOVEMENT CURRENCY is curated by Alexis Convento and Allison Jones, with guest curators Ali Rosa-Salas, Justin Cabrillos, and Sasha Okshteyn. Learn more about guest curators, here.

Additional programming includes a pay-what-you-wish workshop series from August 15 to 18 at Spaceworks at Williamsburgh Library.


PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

01 RISK // Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:30pm
From fragility to preservation, harm to survival, an evening of work developing risk as a performative dimension which trades personal safety for choreographic opportunity. With artists Amanda Hunt, Ben Hagari (film), Jessica Pretty, and Katrina Reid.

02 DEBT // Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 7:30pm
Choreographing obligation, dances articulating indebtedness to history and those which play on debts of expectation. With artists Amanda Hunt, Brendan Drake, Gregory Holt, Jasmine Hearn (film), Tara Aisha Willis.

03 SAVINGS // Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 3:00pm with Talkback
When the dance is done, what remains? Toward a performative archive for memory, ancestry, and ritual. With artists Ben Hagari (film), Bobbi Jene Smith, Fana Fraser, Gregory Holt, Katrina Reid. Talkback discussion led by Ayesha Williams, Director of Strategic Partnerships, of The Laundromat Project.

04 CREDIT // Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 7:00pm
In search of movement provenance. Works acknowledging impression and influence, tracing lineage and locating cultural ownership. With artists Bobbi Jene Smith, Brendan Drake, Fana Fraser, Jasmine Hearn (film), Jessica Pretty, Tara Aisha Willis.



 

MOVEMENT CURRENCY is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.