Ann Liv Young to Play Joe's Pub
Ann Live Young is set to take the stage at Joe's Pub, APRIL 15, 22, 27, and MAY 6, 13, 20.
Ann Liv Young's creations are essentially a reflection of her life, inspired by her experiences with her dancers, family, collaborators and passerby. The ultra-personal becomes the material she molds for performance. Young's mission is to create work that is honest in its inception, creation and execution. Her work combines text, music and choreography to build scenes that set up ideas, images and relationships and then destroy them. Young's text is explicitly sexual, emotional and blunt, but it is always delivered in a manner that is not. The overt drama of her work is subdued by the realness of this text. Her work exemplifies constant contrast in all its layers. Audiences are provoked and forced to examine their role in the presentation of dance and performance. They must determine their place as supporters, mockers, posers or subjects.Ann Liv Young's work, creation process, titles and intentions are forward and literal resulting in layered, provocative, contrived and thoughtful work that breaks barriers in dance performance.