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|May 21 [Wed] 12–3pm||A catalogue of steps|
|May 23 [Fri] 7–8pm||A catalogue of steps|
|May 23 [Fri] 8pm||Solo Performances: Jennifer Lacey, Sébastien Roux|
|May 24 [Sat] 8pm||Solo Performances: Jennifer Monson, Elizabeth Ward|
|May 28 [Wed] 12–3pm||A catalogue of steps|
|May 30 [Fri] 8pm||Solo Performances: Walter Dundervill, Heather Kravas|
|May 31 [Sat] 8pm||Solo Performances: Katerina Andreou, Oren Barnoy, Nibia Pastrana|
|June 4 [Wed] 12–3pm||A catalogue of steps|
|June 6-7 [Fri-Sat] 8pm||Diary of an Image|
|June 10 [Tue] 6:30pm||Looking & Listening: A Perceptual Conversation with Katerina Andreou, DD Dorvillier, Jenn Joy, and Zeena Parkins|
|June 11 [Wed] 12–3pm||A catalogue of steps|
|June 12-14 [Fri-Sat] 8pm||Diary of an Image|
|June 14 [Sat] 7–8pm||A catalogue of steps|
Danspace Project’s PLATFORM 2014: Diary of an Image by DD Dorvillier is a month of performances and events accompanied by a Danspace Project publication focusing on the work and practices of New York City and Paris-based choreographer DD Dorvillier. Danspace Project’s home inside of St. Mark’s Church will be the site for the creation of two new performance projects by Dorvillier – Diary of an Image and A catalogue of steps. In addition Dorvillier has invited artists closely associated with her work and history: Katerina Andreou, Oren Barnoy, Walter Dundervill, Heather Kravas, Jennifer Lacey, Jennifer Monson, Nibia Pastrana, Sébastien Roux, and Elizabeth Ward to perform solo works of their own in one-night-only performances. Dorvillier’s artistic collaborators for the new work Diary of an Image include Zeena Parkins, Katerina Andreou, Thomas Dunn, and Olivier Vadrot. “DD Dorvillier is an inexhaustible philosopher-choreographer open to and living through the world,” writes Danspace executive director Judy Hussie-Taylor in the forthcoming Danspace-published Diary of an Image book. “While this Platform is not a retrospective, it provides an opportunity to experience vivid fragments of a singular artist’s past and present worlds.”
Dorvillier is a two-time Bessie Award-winning choreographer and recipient of the 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award for her groundbreaking work over the past two decades. She has created pioneering choreographic work that challenges the definition of dance and choreography in New York City and abroad. “Dorvillier’s choreography mines these limit conditions (of representation, of media) to effect perceptual, emotional, conceptual disturbance in the ways we apprehend dance,” explains performance scholar Jenn Joy in an essay published in the Diary of an Image book.
As part of Danspace Project’s Choreographic Center Without Walls (CW²), Danspace continues to look for new ways to reveal multi-faceted processes in contemporary choreographic practice. Danspace Project’s PLATFORM program is a series of guest artist-curated programs that are part of the Choreographic Center Without Walls. As a framework for Danspace’s presentations and commissions, CW² aims to examine and discover ways of providing context, curatorial support, and space for choreographers and their works. The CW² and its PLATFORM series receives major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Lead support for Danspace Project’s Choreographic Center Without Walls and Platforms, including PLATFORM 2014: Diary of an Image by DD Dorvillier, is made possible with major support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The new dance pieces entitled Diary of an Image and A catalogue of steps are co-commissioned and co-presented by Danspace Project and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). Diary of an Image and A catalogue of steps were also developed during an LMCC artist residency in September 2013 as part of LMCC’s Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (More about LMCC and its Extended Life program can be found at lmcc.net) Diary of an Image and A catalogue of steps were made possible through multiple residencies at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University.