Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/
Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/ is the first of a suite of queer pieces that addresses queer time, futurity, and mid-life anxieties about relevance, sustainability and artistic burnout. Part 1 is a duet for 43 year old Gutierrez and 24 year old performer/dancer Mickey Mahar and follows from a set of precise unison dances to an irreverent and celebratory corruption of orderliness. This performance suggests modes of communication and relations where hyper-emotional affect is not only the conceptual and choreographic core of the performance, but also the only hope for continuing in this fucked up world.
Created by MG in collaboration with Mickey Mahar
with additional movement material created by Christoffer Schieche-Forbes and Roman Van Houtven
Music by Jerry Goldsmith, Chuckie and Silvio Ecomo and MG
Text by MG
Set Design by MG with Mickey Mahar
Costume creations by Dusty Childers
Lighting by Lenore Doxsee
Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/ was commissioned for the 2014 Whitney Biennial and was made possible with support and developmental residencies from the Maggie Allessee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, the ]domaines[ program at Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon in Montpellier, France and Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.