Co-presented with PS122's Coil Festival
A collaboration between choreographer Anne Juren and director Annie Dorsen, Magical is a solo dance piece enchantingly performed by Juren using the canon of feminist performance art and the rituals of a magic show. Playing with illusion, trickery and transformation, Juren devotes herself to the efficacy and secrets of the female body. The effect of simultaneous magic, choreography and performance entices spectators to see through the events on the stage.
COIL is Performance Space 122's annual mid-winter festival of contemporary performance from across the U.S. and around the globe.
Jan 17 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation The Feminist Performance Art Canon
Jan 18 Stay Late Discussion Strategies of Illusion and Transformation in Modern Performance with Vallejo Gantner and Carla Peterson
MAGICAL is co–presented by New York Live Arts and Performance Space 122 as part of the 8th Annual COIL Festival.
This presentation of MAGICAL is supported, in part, by the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Austrian Cultural Forum, The Cultural Department of the City of Vienna and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.
Come Early Conversation with Author and Performance Scholar Cynthia C. Carr and Carla Peterson, Artistic Director of New York Live Arts
Topic: The Feminist Performance Art Canon
This conversation took place before a performance of Anne Juren and Annie Dorsen's MAGICAL at New York Live Arts.