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. Part 2 deals with the interaction of art making with administration, and with Gutierrez’s long-term creative/work relationships. In the piece Miguel’s avatar and Ben Pryor, his manager, perform work meetings reconstructed from secret recordings Miguel made over the course of a year. Michelle Boulé performs all of the solo dance material she did in Miguel’s work over their fifteen years of working together. Lenore Doxsee lights the piece using designs she created for Miguel’s work over the same amount of time. 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
Photos by Ian Douglas
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.