Gloria McLean's DANCING DRAWING AND DRAWING DANCE Set for Gallery Infinito
Choreographer Gloria McLean presents an evening of new work titled "Dancing Drawing and Drawing Dance" at Gallery Infinito in Tribeca, on Wednesday April 13. Doors will open at 7:00pm, with video to precede the main performance starting at 7:30.
The evening offers new works of dance, video, and performance art, featuring Ms. McLean's recent investigations into the relationship between dance and visual art, movement and its trace, the body as both subject and object.
The program includes "Bone," (2015) a solo danced by Ms. McLean with original commissioned score by Marshall Coid played live on violin, with a set made of real bone by Ken Hiratsuka. LIFEDANCE dancers Stephanie Schwartz and Craig Hoke Zarah will perform "Space-Time Speculations" (premiere) with music by Mr. Coid on Tibetan bowls. A second solo for Ms. McLean is "LIFEDRAWING 3 for Infinito" with music of Korean composer Kiyoung Kim.
The concluding work "Moving Drawing Portraits," invites the audience to participate in a live drawing and video event. Videos shown include the work Gloria McLean, and her collaborations with photographer Klaus Lucka.
Admission is $20 at the door. Wheelchair accessible. Information: (646) 594 - 9930 Subways: #1 to Franklin, A, C, R, Q, to Canal.
Gloria McLean first became known to New York audiences through her work with acclaimed "poet of Modern Dance" Erick Hawkins (1909-1994), in whose company she performed many leading roles from 1982-1993. She created LIFEDANCE/Gloria McLean & Dancers as a vehicle for her choreography and collaborative projects, performing and teaching in the U.S. and internationally. She is currently teaching and working with LIFEDANCE in New York City and Andes, NY and is the President of American Dance Guild where she endeavors to expand opportunities for dance artists.
"'Painting Without Illusion' is the title of my most well-known essay. Gloria McLean's dance company has adapted it, borrowing my ideas about space and the handling of form for their performance "Dancing Without Illusion," presented this past October at the 92nd Street Y." - Painter Will Barnet, quoted in Art in America, January 2013.