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Bengolea and Chaignaud skim the line between popular dance and trained choreography, drawing on their immersion in club culture from London to New York. With dancers Alex Mugler, Ana Pi, and Elisa Yvelin—as well as London grime scene DJs Elijah and Skilliam of the label Butterz—they move from Martha Graham’s technique to house, challenging the expressive, communal, poetic, and discursive powers of dance. Curated by Matthew Lyons.
altered natives’ Say Yes to Another Excess –TWERK is part of DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas, New York City, May 1-18, 2014, organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with additional support from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Institut français, Région Poitou-Charentes, and FUSED, a program from New England Foundation for the Arts’s National Dance Project in partnership with FACE and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. http://frenchculture.org/DANSE
May 3–5, 8pm
altered natives’ Say Yes to Another Excess – TWERK is part of DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas, organized by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, with support from The French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Institut Français, Région Poitou-Charentes, and FUSED, a program of NEFA’s National Dance Project in partnership with FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (S.A.C.D.). Additional support at The Kitchen provided by the Barbara L. Goldsmith Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Jerome Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Chez Bushwick and The Invisible Dog Art Center provided artistic residencies for the development of TWERK.
Dec 14 2017
In a one-night performance at The Kitchen, Volumes for Sound: Voice, experimental vocalists and performers Tatyana Tenenbaum and Odeya Nini will collaborate in improvisational interaction with Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson’s acoustic sculptures Volumes for Sound. We speak with the artists ...Read On
Nov 17 2017
When you ask me if I’m a feminist  I say to hell with loneliness To hell with powerlessness Yeah there are people in positions of power But so many more left in drudgery Photo Credit: Crosby Harrison. Artists from left to right: Ana da Silva, Anne Wood, Gina Birch. ...Read On
Sep 08 2017
To what extent does Marcel Duchamp figure into a narrative of The Kitchen’s history? That was the first question that came to mind when I was told I could contribute a post to The Kitchen’s blog, home to announcements and short essays from its curators and ruminations like these from its interns....Read On