Move Towards Her: Coded Scores for Stage
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
ICI 401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
FREE and open to the public
Theater artists Jess Barbagallo and Tina Satter from the performance group Half Straddle will share texts and techniques from their work together in a discussion of why and how to use scripts (textual and physical) for performance as a means to re-form and re-configure both the banal and transcendent into new conceptions of being together in the world.
This program with Half Straddle, takes up the mechanism of scripts and scores in everyday life, a mode of engagement that is also activated in our touring exhibition Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts, currently on view in the Agnes Etherington Gallery in Kingston Ontario. The show was curated by Candice Hopkins and Dylan Robinson and asks how a score can be a call and tool for decolonization and includes newly commissioned scores and sounds for decolonization by Indigenous artists who respond to this provocation.
Half Straddle is an Obie-winning, Brooklyn-based ensemble of performers and designers that make plays, performances, videos, and music led by writer and director Tina Satter that have been seen through the United States and internationally. With a constant internal engine and focus on feminist and queer dynamics that feels more necessary than ever, the company’s work has grown in recent years to include teaching, workshops, and curated lecture series of other artists in addition to their ongoing making of performances, music, and videos. In New York City, the company’s work has been presented at The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, New Museum, Danspace, Performance Space New York (formerly PS122), Bushwick Starr, HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, American Realness at Abrons Arts Center, COIL Festival, Ice Factory Festival, and PRELUDE Festival.
This project is co-presented with Half Straddle.
This event is accessible to people with mobility disabilities. Please contact ICI for additional accessibility needs.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.