May 25, 2017
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May 26, 2017

Shared Evening: Beth Graczyk | Mariana Valencia

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BETH GRACZYK

One of You is Fake

performer in a tan dress

One of You Is Fake is the second solo in Graczyk’s performance series Desire Motor following her inaugural solo Beast. Unfolding as an earnestly absurdist look at the future of mankind, Graczyk engages both mundane and exquisitely made objects to question our collective participation in the erosion of the physical, sensual and material world. Part science lecture, part song, One of You Is Fake densely accumulates physical movement ideas on the process of formation.  

With music composed by Cameron Shafii.

MARIANA VALENCIA

Album (excerpt)

performer wearing a new york city shirt

Album (excerpt) responds to archiving the self from a root query: “I don’t know who will write a herstory about me, so I’m starting now to help them write it better.” Through text, dance and song, Album navigates a cartographic herstory written from places out of focus, from where history neglects to look. This research particularly depicts relationships to urbanity, vampires, love, and marginality.

Album is an excerpt of a longer performance that was presented at Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

The show is produced under the following program(s):

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

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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.

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