Jonathan González: ZERO
In his new work, ZERO, Jonathan González fabulates upon the grounds of Danspace Project’s location, St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, and expands upon two years of research on grief and the choreographer’s participation in Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance (Danspace Project Platform 2018).
Structurally informed by the four cardinal directions and seasons, four performers, Rena Anakwe, Chazz Bruce, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, and González-continue in the legacy of vandalisms of the Church as a cast of thieves taken by the architecture and its shadows: the rumored slave gallery balconies and its cemetery grounds.
Concept and Choreography: Jonathan González
Collaborators and Performers: Rena Anakwe, Chazz Bruce, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
Costume Design: Chi Ngyuen, Marlene Mulele Seecharan