Photo: Peter Stankiewicz

Photo: Peter Stankiewicz

Clarinda Mac Low and Jackson Mac Low

40 Dancers do 40 Dances for the Dancers

September 13-15, 2012
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00PM
$18 ($12 Danspace members)

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Part of PLATFORM 2012: Judson Now

Performance and installation artist, and co-director of cross-disciplinary organization Culture Push, Clarinda Mac Low presents a unique recreation of a child’s-eye view of the 1970s New York avant garde art world, investigating how community is formed through art-making.

Mac Low brings together a large, eclectic group of friends and colleagues to construct a series of performances based on a book of performance instruction poems, The Pronouns: A Collection of 40 Dances for the Dancers (1964), written by her father, the poet/composer/multi-media artist, Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004), in celebration of what would have been his 90th birthday. All 40 poems will be performed over the course of three nights. Each night is different.

Confirmed collaborators and contributors as of 7/30/12 (Personnel subject to change at short notice): Luciana Achugar and Nacho Achugar-Granoff, Anna Azraeli and Ezra Holzman, Linda Austin, Lydia Bell, Meredith Belis, Paul Benney, Lise Brenner, Maya Ciarrocchi, Chris Cochrane, Michael DiPietro, Laurel George, Levi Gonzalez, Chase Granoff, Carolyn Hall, James Hannaham, Patricia Hoffbauer, K.J. Holmes, Janusz Jaworski, Sarah East Johnson, Andrea Kleine, Abigail Levine, Tania Liberata, Joyce Lim, Mordecai-Mark and Susan Mac Low, EJ, Lyla, and Jane McAdams, Sean Meehan, Jennifer Miller, Ryutaro Mishima, Jennifer Monson, Carol Mullins, Iki Nakagawa, Leyna Papach and Masumi Kouakou, Adam Parrish, Bobby Previte, Mikkel Rosengaard, George Emilio Sanchez, Karen Sherman, Sally Silvers, Paz Tanjuaquio, David Thomson, Deb Travis, and Nami Yamamoto. With a special guest appearance by Simone Forti (with Nuclei for Simone Forti) performing the original instruction poems from 1961 that eventually developed into The Pronouns.

Mac Low has been meeting one on one with each of her collaborators. Prior to the performance, the audience is invited to meet one on one with Mac Low, by appointment. Make an appointment at on-one.

The Score by Clarinda Mac Low Critical Correspondence