Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@&

Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@& is the second installment in a suite of queer pieces that addresses the representation of the dancer, the physical and emotional labor of performance, tropes about the aging gay choreographer, the interaction of art making with administration, “queer time,” futurity, and mid-life anxieties about relevance, sustainability and artistic burnout. Part 2 deals with Gutierrez’s long-term creative/work relationships and features performer/choreographer Michelle Boulé, arts manager Ben Pryor, and lighting designer Lenore Doxsee. The piece uses retrospection and archive to demonstrate how relationships, money, and flights of fancy are at the center of all art making.

Created by Miguel Gutierrez
Performed by Miguel Gutierrez, Michelle Boulé, Ben Pryor and Sean Donovan
Lights by Lenore Doxsee
Music by MG, Jaime Fenelly, Pee in My Face with Surgery (Jaime Fenelly & Fritz Welch), Chris Forsyth, Neal Medlyn, Ryoji Ikeda, KC and the Sunshine Band
Sound Production/Assistance by Leo Martin
Projection design by MG & Leo Martin
Production Management by Sarah Lurie
Costume Consulting by Ásta Hostetter
Costume Construction by Dusty Childers


Press:
Reviews:
Phindie, November 9th, 2015
Hyperallergic, October 17th, 2015
The New York Times, September 20th, 2015
Brooklyn Rail, February 5th, 2015
The New York Times, January 13th, 2015
Interviews:
Al Día News, November 17th, 2015
Previews:
Philadelphia Dance, November 9th, 2015
Philadelphia Dance, October 31st, 2015
The New York Times, September 9th, 2015


Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@& is made possible with support from the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. General Operating support was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by Maggie Allesse National Choreographic Center at Florida State University, Hollins University, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, and Mount Tremper Arts.


background and portrait photos by Eric Mcnatt. performance photos by Ian Douglas

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