An immersive, interactive installation focused on the destructive presence of plastic pollution in our oceans. Developed, in part, in collaboration with CultureHub, “Drowning Planet” embeds video screens into an underwater garden of reclaimed plastics. The installation will include, “Disposable Bodies,” live performance activations of the entire lobby, amidst collected single-use plastic bags woven, braided and tied into an evocation of kelp forests and submerged spaces.
Collaborators include performers Peggy Cheng, Rina Espiritu, Kirsten Flores-Davis, as well as Perry, Jet and Sara Yung and Composer Adam Cuthbert.
Maura Nguyen Donohue has been making experimental performance works in NYC for over 20 years. Her work has been produced by Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts), Roulette, Danspace Project, Performance Space 122, La MaMa, The Asia Society, Mulberry St. Theater, the West End Theater, and has toured across the US and to Europe and Asia. She is Associate Prof of Dance at Hunter College/CUNY.
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival continues to support La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance by featuring performance/installations, experimental film screenings & public symposiums which address dance artists’ engagement with the current political climate, as well as honoring diasporic histories and legacy, ancestral inspirations and inter-generational dialogue.