Age & Beauty Part 3: DANCER or
You can make whatever the fuck you want but you’ll only tour solos or
The Powerful People or
We are strong/We are powerful/We are beautiful/We are divine or
&:’///

Age & Beauty Part 3: DANCER or You can make whatever the fuck you want but you’ll only tour solos or The Powerful People or We are strong/We are powerful/We are beautiful/We are divine or &:’/// is the third and culminating chapter of the series 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. Performed by Gutierrez along with an intergenerational cast whose immediate physical representation is not “dancer,” the piece is an opportunity to envision a new future dripping with lamentation, aspiration, melancholy, fantasy and doubt - a choreography for the end of the world.

Created by Miguel Gutierrez
Performed by Miguel Gutierrez, Ezra Azrieli Holzman, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Alex Rodabaugh and Jennifer Rosenblit
Lights by Lenore Doxsee
Music by MG
Singers Leslie Allison, Marisa Clementi, Tomas Cruz, Ashley Handel, Charlotte Mundy, Megan Schubert
Text by MG, Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse, David Zelag Goodman, Gore Vidal
Set by MG after an idea by Rotganzen
Set fabricators Marc Crousillat, Mickey Mahar, Rennie Lachlan MacDougall, Jordan Morley
Video by Jillian Peña
Costumes by Connor Voss and Dusty Childers and MG
Production Management by Sarah Lurie
Sound & Video Supervision by Jimin Brelsford
Management by Ben Pryor/tbspMGMT



Press:
Reviews:
Brooklyn Rail, November 5th, 2015
Hyperallergic, October 17th, 2015
The New York Times, September, 17th, 2015

Previews:
The New York Times, September 9th, 2015


Age & Beauty Part 3: DANCER or You can make whatever the fuck you want but you’ll only tour solos or The Powerful People or We are strong/We are powerful/We are beautiful/We are divine or &:’/// was 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. Production Residency with Live Arts Bard at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with funding from 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. Commissioning support provided by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) as part of the Crossing the Line Festival 2015 and New York Live Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYLA New Work Commissioning Fund. Residency Support provided by Live Arts Bard at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Gibney Dance DiP, BOFFO Fire Island Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space and Abrons Arts Center.


background and portrait photo by Eric Mcnatt, performance photos by Ian Douglas