From Plato’s definition of the “wandering uterus” as an angry and desirous animal inside a woman’s body, to notorious legal defense of his actions, “Getting Away with Murder” is built from a myriad of sources. In this work, Hoffbauer explores ways women have featured prominently as object and subject in Western Art, focusing on iconic moments where the female body is at the receiving end of violent representation and actions. Incorporating a cast of 10 performers, a set designer, a musician and an interaction with Yvonne Rainer, the piece juxtaposes dance, performance and iconic imagery to transverse a subject already known.
Patricia Hoffbauer is a Brazilian-born New York dance artist. Her work has been seen in an out of New York City since the late 80s. She collaborated on several full evenings performances with artist George Emilio Sanchez, is a founding member of Yvonne Rainer’s “Raindears,” and is now teaching full time at NYU’s Tisch Open Arts.
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.