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New York Live Arts Presents LANG DANCE: FALL PERFORMANCE This Weekend

Photo by Ian Douglas.

New York Live Arts will present the second annual Lang Dance Fall Performance at New York Live Arts, this weekend, December 13 & 14 at 7:30pm.

Referred to as the "home to one of the more progressive collegiate dance departments in New York" (The New York Times), dancers from Eugene Lang College at The New School for Liberal Arts appear seasonally in performances which include premieres of original dance works created by guest choreographers. The upcoming fall performances highlight choreographers Faye Driscoll and Sally Silvers, as well as student-choreographed works created in Miguel Gutierrez's Choreographic Research course.

In addition to invited choreographers, the performances will feature student-choreographed work. All works are performed by students of the Eugene Lang College Dance Program. Through this partnership, both institutions demonstrate their dedication to emphasizing research and experimentation within the movement-based arts in the collegiate field.

Performances will take place at New York Live Arts' Theater. Tickets are $9, or free for all New School Students, faculty and alumni. Tickets may be purchased online at newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office. Box office hours are Monday to Friday from 1 to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8pm.

About the Artists:

Faye Driscoll is a New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award winning choreographer and director who has been called "a startlingly original talent" by the New York Times. From 1997-1999 she danced for David Neumann, performing in his work and assisting him in his collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov. From 2000-2003 she was a member of Doug Varone and Dancers. In 2003 she moved to San Francisco, where she found herself in a scene of artists, writers and musicians who helped open up her ideas around performance and its rules. Driscoll has received commissions from HERE Arts Center (for the 2008 New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award winning "837 Venice Blvd."), Dance Theater Workshop and the American Dance Festival (2010, for "There is so much mad in me"), and the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Kitchen (2012, for "You're Me"). Driscoll has collaborated extensively with theater artists including Young Jean Lee, Cynthia Hopkins, Taylor Mac, Jennifer Miller and NTUSA. She was one of the only dance artists exhibited in Younger than Jesus, the first in a series of triennials at the New Museum.

Miguel Gutierrez is a dance and music artist based in New York. His work comprises solo and group pieces with a variety of artists under the moniker Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. Characterized by the attentive state it imposes on its audience, his work centers around enduring philosophical questions about desire, longing and the search for meaning. His work includes: enter the seen (2002), I succumb (2003), dAMNATION rOAD (2004), Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies (2005), myendlesslove (2006), Everyone (2007), Nothing, No Thing (2008), Last Meadow (2009), HEAVENS WHAT HAVE I DONE (2010), I SAY THE WORD, a collaboration with visual artist Jenny Holzer at ICA Boston (2010), and he instigated the performance/protest/ meditation freedom of information (2001, 2008 & 2009). His work has been presented at several festivals and venues nationally and internationally, most recently the American Realness Festival in New York and the Festival D'Automne in Paris. He is the recipient of three New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Awards. WHEN YOU RISE UP, a book of his performance texts, is available from 53rd State Press. He also invented DEEP AEROBICS-an absurdist workout for the radical in all of us.


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