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Event Time:Jun 25-29 2013
Posted on:June 12, 2013
The Invisible Dog Art Center presents the New York premiere of a canary torsi's participatory dance installation The People to Come, Tuesday, June 25 to Saturday, June 29, 2013.
The People to Come is a participatory performance installation that invites audience members to become part of the work unfolding before them. This multilayered project encompasses an interactive website, a physical archive at The Invisible Dog Art Center, and a live performance where dancers and musicians create work in front of the audience. Over the course of four hours each evening of the run, five dancers spontaneously create nineteen-minute solos drawing from visuals, videos, and text submitted by the audience to The People to Come’s website and on-site archive. Each solo is a live composite, a portrait of the performer at work influenced by the attending audience. The People to Come is conceived and directed by choreographer Yanira Castro, and features performances by dancers Simon Courchel, Luke Miller, Peter Musante, Peter Schmitz, and Darrin Wright, and musicians Peter Bussigel, Stephan Moore, Caroline Park, Tim Rovinelli, and Suzanne Thorpe. Lighting and installation design by Kathy Couch, web development by Sam Lerner, live sound installation by composer/sound artist Stephan Moore.
The People to Come relies on audience-generated inspiration. Material can be submitted to The People to Come’s on-site archive, which will be open before and during the performances. Also on view is a collection of more than 700 submissions created by audiences over the course of the last year of performances. Submissions can also be made at any time on the project’s website, www.thepeopletocome.org. Submissions from New York will be posted daily.
June 25–29: The on-site archive will be open daily from 1pm to 10pm. Performances will be held each evening from 6pm to 10pm. $10 suggested donation at the door for the performance. The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY. The audience is welcome to come and go throughout the performances. 61 Local, a neighboring pub of The Invisible Dog Art Center and partner of the event, will welcome attendees next door.