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In Memoriam Stanley Love

By The Kitchen

Aug 28, 2019

The Kitchen mourns the untimely loss of our friend, choreographer Stanley Love. As a catalytic force in the downtown scene for nearly thirty years, Love and his Stanley Love Performance Group impacted so many lives through their ecstatic, insistent, and radical practice of dancing together. Hailing from Iowa, Love came to New York to attend The Juilliard School. He founded Stanley Love Performance Group in 1992 and first performed at The Kitchen as part of the Dance and Process program in December 1995. He later premiered an evening-length work entitled coven with an x here in 1998. In the press release for coven, Stanley stated, “One of my neuroses in creating a dance is finding a choice that connects ten levels of meaning at once.” Recently, SLPG made a show-stopping appearance at ou... Read On

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Remembering Douglas Crimp (1944–2019)

By The Kitchen

Jul 10, 2019

The Kitchen is deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and inspiration Douglas Crimp. As art historian, critic, and activist, Crimp had a profound and immeasurable impact on contemporary art and culture, and his work and generous spirit informed The Kitchen’s programming directly and indirectly in meaningful ways over the decades. We had the honor of hosting several recent events with Crimp, including ones marking the publication of his books “Our Kind of Movie”: The Films of Andy Warhol (2012) and Before Pictures (2016) and a conversation between Crimp and Charles Atlas about the artist’s body of work in 2015. And we will never forget the night when Crimp (pictured above on the right) took the podium at our 2016 Spring Gala honoring Atlas, stepping up in our time of need and imp... Read On

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In Conversation with Angie Pittman

By Nicole Kaiser

Jul 9, 2019

Angie Pittman is a Bessie award-winning dance artist, maker, and educator whose work investigates how her body moves through ballad, groove, sparkle, spirit, spirituals, ancestry, vulnerability, and power. A longtime Kitchen friend, Pittman returns to our space June 29 to perform in the final weekend of ASSEMBLY . Ahead of this performance, we spoke to her about her process of crafting multi-dimensional dance work and the ways inspiration of all media translate into movement. I'm not a dancer myself, so I'm quite curious to know more about your process. How do you first begin to develop a routine? Does your process demand extensive memorization or do you find yourself moving freely, often improvising? I think one of my strengths as a human and dancer is the ability to hold m... Read On

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In Conversation with Lafawndah

By Jesse Cao

Jun 26, 2019

Lafawndah is a pop artist whose influences, approaches, and ideologies intentionally and self-proclaimedly defy categorizations of geography and genre. Her first full-length album, ANCESTOR BOY, came out earlier this year. In anticipation of Lafawndah’s June 29 performance at The Kitchen as part of the ASSEMBLY series, we spoke to her about her approach to live performance, her relationship to the labels of “pop” and “global pop,” the dichotomy between “colonial” and “local” music, and more. We're very excited to see your June 29 performance at The Kitchen. How would you say that your work interacts with ASSEMBLY's theme of "thinking about access, collective thought, and recognizing how sound/music and the structure of certain spaces lend themselves to a nuanced and rich cultural exch... Read On

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On Stacy Grossfield's "metamorphosis"

By Sofía Benitez

May 6, 2019

On April 5 and 6, 2019, Stacy Grossfield presented metamorphosis at The Kitchen as part of Dance and Process. I sat down with Stacy Grossfield, along with performers and collaborators Nola Sporn Smith and Alexandra Albrecht to learn more about their experiences, process, and work. Initiated in 1995, Dance and Process is The Kitchen’s longest-running series. For ten weeks, participants discuss the work, develop a performance, and present it to an audience. This year, Dance and Process featured mayfield brooks, Rebecca Serrell Cyr, Stacy Grossfield, and Christopher Unpezverde Núñez, facilitated by Yve Laris Cohen and Moriah Evans. What ideas emerged from and informed the making of this work? Stacy Grossfield: I thought about kinds of women that feel like characters to me. Some... Read On

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