Photos: Patricia Hoffbauer by Bryan Fox, The Adventure

Photos: Patricia Hoffbauer by Bryan Fox, The Adventure

A Shared Evening of Work

Patricia Hoffbauer and The Adventure

October 28-30, 2010
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00PM
$18 ($12 Danspace Project members)

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Para-dice (Stage 1)

In Para-dice (Stage 1), part one of the culminating evening of PLATFORM 2010, Patricia Hoffbauer playfully deconstructs the structure of an academic lecture on the relationship between dance and subjectivity, and juxtaposes it with a performance piece where ideas about otherness are buttressed against different practices and ideas in the dance field today. Peter Richards has constructed a visual narrative featuring excerpts of work by Brazilian filmmaker Glauber Rocha. Text cited in the piece is by Rocha, Brenda Dixon Gottschild, and Langston Hughes. Original text by George Emilio Sanchez.

Para-dice (Stage 1) is performed by Patricia Hoffbauer, George Emilio Sanchez, Peggy Gould, Elisa Osborne and Peter Richards.

The Adventure

In part two of the shared evening a dynamic group of emerging artists will present a unique, one-time only event. This group is comprised of New York City-based artists who will participate in The Adventure, a choreographic lab, led by Trajal Harrell.

Modeled on a lab first developed by Mårten Spångberg/International Festival at the ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival in 2006, Danspace Project is honored to be the first U.S. site to host The Adventure. For five weeks leading up to the event this group will research, work, and host public discussions and finally create the culminating experience for Platform 2010: certain difficulties, certain joy.

The Adventure artists include: Brennan Gerard, Ryan Kelly, Thibault Lac, Isabelle Lumpkin, Sarah Percival, Suzan Polat, Will Rawls, Benn Rasmussen, Jessica Ray, Regina Rocke, Sarah Rosner, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Janet Werther, Enrico Wey, and Anna Whaley.

Patricia Hoffbauer is a Brazilian-born dance artist, director, performer, and educator. She has been making dance and performance work in New York City since 1987. Her work has been presented throughout the years in New York at Dance Theater Workshop, PS 122, The Public Theater, Dixon Place, La MaMa, Symphony Space, and at The Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Leperq Space. Besides creating her own work, Hoffbauer has developed a 15-year artistic collaboration with writer/performer George Emilio Sanchez. Together they have created seven full evening works and performed them throughout the United States and Latin America. In 2003 they were the Viola Farber Artists in Residence at Sarah Lawrence College where they created Hoc Est Corpus/This Is a Body. In 2007 they remounted The Architecture of Seeing: Remix for a 3-week 10--year anniversary run at La MaMa. Their collaborations and individual works have been supported and commissioned by different institutions and foundations including the NEA, NYFA, NYSCA, Franklin Furnace, The Yard, The Rockefeller Foundation's Map Fund, National Performance Network, the Jerome Foundation, the Lewis Art Center at Princeton University. Hoffbauer has also collaborated with Sara Rudner, Ron Brown, Matthew Maguire, Cathy Weis, Guy Yarden, Jennifer Miller in Circus Amok, and Nayland Blake, among others. She has been working with Yvonne Rainer and the “Raindears” since 2001, when she first performed Rainer’s solo Three Seascapes. Hoffbauer produced Rainer’s Brazilian tour last summer. She was a master teacher at the 35th Winter Festival in Diamantina, Brazil. Hoffbauer taught at the Trinity/La MaMa Program from 1995- 2001. She has also taught at Pratt University, Marymount College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Sarah Lawrence College, and the summer programs at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts experimental wing program for in-coming freshman students, Yale University’s World Performance Institute, and is currently teaching at Princeton University and Hunter College. Hoffbauer has written extensively for Movement Research Performance Journal and her essay on her performance series Carmenland The Saga Continues was part of Ella Shohat’s Book Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age published by MIT and The New Museum. She is currently creating a piece for the Second Avenue Dance Company at Tisch School of the Arts, her Alma mater.

In 2009-2010, Danspace Project launched the Choreographic Center Without Walls (CW2), a new operating model to examine and re-invigorate dance presenting practices. The linchpin of CW2 is the PLATFORMS series, which invites guest artist-curators to curate a series of performances; create catalogues and facilitate activities that contextualize the performances; and to provide residency, technical, and dramaturgical support for the presented artists.

Funding Credit
Para-dice is made possible, in part, with funds from the 2010-2011 Danspace Project Commissioning Initiative with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The creation of The Adventure's presentation is made possible, in part, with funds from the 2010-2011 Danspace Project Commissioning Initiative with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.