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Scaffold Room

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No Longer Showing.

Kevin Beasley, Jim Findlay, Paul Hamilton, Malcolm Low, April Matthis,
Roderick Murray, Naoko NagataOkwui Okpokwasili, Omagbitse Omagbemi,
Katherine Profeta, Marina Rosenfeld, Mike Taylor, Philip White, and Ralph Lemon.

Friday, October 30
6-8pm Scaffold Room Opening Reception (with Marina Rosenfeld and Kevin Beasley)

Saturday, October 31
11am-6pm Scaffold Room open

Tuesday, November 3
12pm Scaffold Room open
5pm Graphic Reading Room with Yvonne Rainer reading from Marquis de Sade’s
120 Days of Sodom
6pm Scaffold Room (Memory) Refraction #1. Artist Talk by Ralph Lemon
8pm Scaffold Room Performance*

Wednesday, November 4
12pm Scaffold Room open
5pm Graphic Reading Room with Fred Moten reading from Iceberg Slim’s Pimp
8pm Scaffold Room Performance*

Thursday, November 5
12pm Scaffold Room open
5pm Graphic Reading Room with Miguel Gutierrez reading from David Wojnarowicz‘s
Close to the Knives
8pm Scaffold Room Performance*

Friday, November 6
12pm Scaffold Room open
4pm Ceremonies out of the Air. Artist Talk by Ralph Lemon
5pm Graphic Reading Room with Okwui Okpokwasili reading from Samuel R. Delany’s Equinox
8pm Scaffold Room Performance*

Saturday, November 7
11am Scaffold Room open
1-4pm Scaffold Room Refractions #2, #3, #4, and #5 (with Marina Rosenfeld)
8pm Scaffold Room Performance*

Monday, November 9
12pm Scaffold Room open
5pm Graphic Reading Room with Gary Indiana reading Mary McCarthy’s My Confession
8pm Scaffold Room Performance*

Tuesday, November 10
12pm Scaffold Room open
2pm Scaffold Room Performance*
5pm Graphic Reading Room with Tim Griffin reading Chris Kraus’s I Love Dick
8pm Scaffold Room Performance*

Wednesday, November 11 – Saturday, December 5
Scaffold Room open in gallery, Tuesday-Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 11am-6pm

Saturday, December 5
3pm Graphic Reading Room with Matthew Lyons reading from Dennis Cooper's Frisk
5pm Graphic Reading Room with Lynne Tillman reading from Tillman's Weird Fucks

*Tickets for the eight Scaffold Room performances can be purchased here.  All other events are free.

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Scaffold Room at The Kitchen is curated and organized by Tim Griffin and Matthew Lyons.

Scaffold Room is made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Surdna Foundation, The Doris Duke Performing Arts Awards Audience Development program, and the MAP Fund (a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), and the Poss Family Foundation. Scaffold Room is also made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as The New England Foundation for the Arts’ Production Residency for Dance Program, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the James E. Robison Foundation, the Bossak Heilbrun Foundation; and individual donors.

Scaffold Room is a production of Cross Performance and MAPP International Productions. It was commissioned by The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN and was co-commissioned by Live Arts Bard at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. Additional co-commissioning support has been provided by Maggie Allessee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, and the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC). The work was also developed through a residency at the Park Avenue Armory.

The Kitchen's production of Scaffold Room is made possible with support from the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts; The James E. Robison Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance; and in part by 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.

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