New York Live Arts
September 9 – 26
See the premiere of Gutierrez’s Age & Beauty series where “…Gutierrez meets mid-life head-on in this wild and ebullient triptych that celebrates queerness, art-making, and mortality. Gutierrez explores the nostalgic past, the prosaic present, and the imagined future of a life in art…” notes the release.
In Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/, originally created for the Whitney Biennial, “…Synchronized movement veers into irreverent disorderliness in this fierce duet between Gutierrez and dancer Mickey Mahar,” according to the release. Part 1 runs 9/19-21 at 3pm, then 9/22-23 23 at 7:30pm.
For Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@& “…Gutierrez explores his relationships with longtime collaborators choreographer Michelle Boulé, lighting designer Lenore Doxsee, and producer Ben Pryor in this touching meditation on the challenges of aging, archive, and artistic administration,” according to the release. Part 2 runs 9/18 at 7:30pm and 9/19-20 & 9/26 at 6pm, then 9/24 – 25 at 10pm.
Then in Age & Beauty Part 3: Dancer or You can make whatever the fuck you want but you’ll only tour solos or The Powerful People or We are strong/We are powerful/We are beautiful/We are divine or &:’/// “…Gutierrez imagines his work having a life beyond him, he assembles his utopian ideal of a dance company for the end of the world. Jen Rosenblit, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Alex Rodabaugh, and Gutierrez’s 8-year-old godchild Ezra Azrieli Holzman form a striking group; their ages, body types, and technical capabilities each captivating whilst disrupting the traditional image of the dancer,” notes the release. Part 3 runs 9/16 - 17 at 7:30pm, then 9/19-20 and 9/26 at 8pm and 9/24-25 at 7:30pm. The series is co-presented by New York Live Arts and FIAF. Find out more here
The Chocolate Factory
Durning and many named artists will present the premiere To Being, and the reprise of inging for her month-long season. Find out more here
Sam Falls with Hart of Gold and Oldd News
September 10-October 10
"September Spring," is the first performance-based work by artist Sam Falls, known primarily for work that combines the durational processes of photography with natural phenomena, and is created in collaboration with dancers Hart of Gold (Jessie Gold and Elizabeth Hart). Find out more here