Sep 09 2019
This workshop is a moving think tank. Choreography can be a framework for deploying difference in a time of increasing anxiety. What do I mean by difference? Who is in the room. What does it mean for us to be together? We are not the same but we are bound by invisible tethers and the strangeness of behaving together. I am interested in the strangeness and try to tease it out in ways both systematic and spontaneous. We make by doing. We perform as we make a performance, or participate in a workshop. I will share ways that I harness immediacy, mystery, relevance, irreverence and import. I am interested in what is definitive and unstable. Are we foolish for still being inspired by performance? I like dancing. I like it a lot. We become beautiful in the process of performing but beautiful is not enough. I want to hold all of us. I want the differences held. Do you care to join? It is all too much.
Miguel Gutierrez lives in Brooklyn, NY. He creates dance-based performances, music and poetry that focus on desire, identity and the search for meaning. He is a 2016 Doris Duke Artist. His work has been presented in venues such as Centre National de Danse, Centre Pompidou, ImPulsTanz, Fringe Arts, Walker Art Center, TBA/PICA, MCA Chicago, New York Live Arts, Live Arts Bard, and the 2014 Whitney Biennial. He has received support from Creative Capital, MAP, National Dance Project, and Jerome Foundation and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, United States Artists, New York Foundation for the Arts, Tides Foundation as well as a Foundation for Contemporary Art award and four NY Dance and Performance Bessies. He recently premiered This Bridge Called My Ass, a group performance that bends tropes of Latinidad to articulate new relationships to identity and form. It was presented by The Chocolate Factory as part of American Realness 2019. He currently performs a music project called SADONNA, where he turns Madonna’s upbeat songs into sad anthems. He runs LANDING, an educational initiative at Gibney, and his book When You Rise Up is available from 53rd State Press. www.miguelgutierrez.org
When: Sept 26 – Oct 5, 2019
10:00am – 6:00pm daily, with 1 day off.
Location: West Village Theatre, Calgary
Tuition Fee: $800; $75 non-refundable deposit required upon confirmation of registration.
*Open to artists of all disciplines.
*Subsidy available by application.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
Interrarium is an innovative re-purposing of the residency model focusing on a process-oriented, creative environment for dialogue, critical thinking and experimentation. It is a facilitator-driven lab for professional artists revealing creative practice across disciplines, viewed through the lens of the body, in an immersive environment.
Interrarium showcases dance, live art, cultural and artistic leaders from the international and Canadian community, and brings them together with an alchemy that inspires articulation of practice, rejuvenates artists, stimulates discussion, dissects cultural systems and processes, and forges productive relationships. Interrarium was devised by Nicole Mion, in cumulative creative conversations with active participants over its 13 years of gatherings.