Saturday, August 27, 2011, 8:00 pm
From groundbreaking New York choreographer John Jasperse comes a collaborative new work that captures the wonder of the ineffable. Six dancers, including Jasperse, create a space where the supremacy of the intellect is humbled into a state of awe, where you lose yourself in the transformative power of pure visceral experience. Integrating an evocative musical score and striking stage design, Canyon plays with engineered disorientation, sensory overload, spaciousness, fractured connectivity, and rapture.
“John Jasperse attacks hot subjects with the formal precision of a classical artist.” Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice
In short: all that you ever wanted to know about the spaces in between (but were afraid to ask).
John Jasperse has been presented by the Joyce Theater, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Walker Art Center, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and many others. In addition to his own company, Jasperse has created works for the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation, the Batsheva Dance Company, and the Lyon Opéra Ballet.
Choreography and direction: John Jasperse, Composer: Hahn Rowe, Visual Design: Tony Orrico, Lighting: James Clotfelter, Costumes: Reid Bartelme, Created and performed by Lindsay Clark, Erin Cornell, Kennis Hawkins, John Jasperse, Burr Johnson, James McGinn
Late Night at MASS MoCA: Galleries are open until 7:30 PM for this performance!