Hamilton Fish Pool (Lower East Side) Corner of Houston and Pitt Street, New York, NY 10002
Oct 29, 12:00 am—1:00 am
Oct 30, 12:00 am—1:00 am
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American artist and choreographer Madeline Hollander will collaborate with 25 professional dancers from New York City’s iconic dance companies who were forced to cancel public performances owing to the pandemic. The new work is made up of the kinesthetic memories of these unseen performances, told through “marking,” the universal sign-language of hand gestures used to indicate movements and spatial blocking by dancers in rehearsals. Entitled Review, numerous distinct dance styles from companies as diverse as Trisha Brown, Bill T Jones and Arnie Zane, and Martha Graham, or Broadway productions West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof, are interwoven on the same stage, creating a seemingly nonsensical, humorous yet epic, composition. Hollander will use this conceptual premise to choreograph an ode to dancers and dance communities of New York City.
Curated by Charles Aubin, Senior Curator & Head of Publications
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Review (2021). Performa Commission for the Performa 2021 Biennial. Film still of rehearsal, July 2021.
Madeline Hollander: Review is supported by Toby Devan Lewis, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Sarah Arison, Melony and Adam Lewis, Yana Peel, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, the Fleischner Family Charitable Foundation, and Bortolami Gallery.
Ballet Masters: Leah Ives (Trisha Brown Dance Company), Amanda Kmett'Pendry (Trisha Brown Dance Company), Lauren Newman (Martha Graham Dance Company)
Performers: Olivia Boisson (New York City Ballet), Antuan Byers (Metropolitan Opera House), Misha Culver (Graham 2), Alexa De Barr (West Side Story), Eloise DeLuca (Fiddler on the Roof), Megan Foley (New Chamber Ballet), Satori Folkes-Stone (West Side Story), Michael Greenberg (Fiddler on the Roof), Ashley Hill (GALLIM), Paul Lazar (Big Dance Theater), Megan LeCrone (New York City Ballet), Meghan Manning (Metropolitan Opera House), Sara Mearns (New York City Ballet), Jodi Melnick (Jodi Melnick Dance), Miriam Miller (New York City Ballet), Nando Morland (Fiddler on the Roof), Rachele Perla (New Chamber Ballet), Sara Procopio (Big Dance Theater), Frances Samson (Limón Dance Company), Savannah Spratt (Limón Dance Company), Kevin Zambrano (West Side Story), Huiwang Zhang (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company)
Sound Designer and Technical Producer: Garth MacAleavey
Composer: Celia Hollander
Lighting Designer: Andrew Giugno
Costume Designer: Anna-Sophie Berger
Costume Fabricator: Camilla Carper
Stage Manager: Caitlin Adams
Technical Production: Crossfire
NYC Parks, Anthony Sama, Jamil Phillips, Hamilton Fish Pool staff, Stefania Bortolami, Loreta Lamargese, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Wendy Whelan, Janet Eilber, Bill T. Jones, and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.
Senior Curator & Head of Publications: Charles Aubin
Senior Producer & Manager of Media Initiatives: Sasha Okshteyn
Performa 2021 Biennial Fellow: Mariana Fernández
Portrait of Madeleine Hollander
Photo by Sasha-Arutyunova
ABOUT Madeline Hollander
Initially trained as a ballet dancer, Madeline Hollander (b. Los Angeles, 1986) studied cultural anthropology and visual arts at Barnard College (BA) and Bard College (MFA). Hollander has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2021); the Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin (2021); Bortolami Gallery, New York (2021); The Artist’s Institute, New York (2018); Bosse and Baum, London, UK (2017); and SIGNAL, Brooklyn, NY (2016). Her work has been featured in the Whitney Biennial curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta (2019), Helsinki Contemporary, Finland (2019), the Work Marathon Festival at the Serpentine Galleries in London (2018), and Centre Pompidou Metz, France (2019). In 2021, she will present a new commission for BMW Open Work, Frieze London. As a choreographer, Hollander has collaborated with Jordan Peele on his feature film Us (2019) and Urs Fisher’s immersive installation PLAY at Gagosian, New York (2019) and Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA (2019). She recently choreographed her first ballet, 5 Live Calibrations, for Los Angeles Dance Project in Los Angeles, that premiered at the Theatre Champs-Elysees, Paris, and the Louvre, Abu Dhabi.