NEW PERFORMER

New Performer (NP) is anti-generalization (standard narrative, group dynamics, symbolism) and pro-specificity (a reality of you and me). Is it possible to “not-perform”? Searching for what is next, the dancers will find comfort in outright attempts at movement, image-making, presence, language. But, they will also attempt to find a state of “not-performing,” a balancing act of subtlety to slip you self-aware moments. Do you see them? They gaze out at you, too. Are you seen? 1 or 2 dancers, 4 or 7 or 10 minutes counting down. Embrace the collective successes and failures in the pursuit of being together.

 

INSTAGRAM

A social image-making experiment and research component of New Performer. Follow @newperformer to find the performers sharing intimate self-portraits performed as selfies and locating intersections of image, identity, reality, and performance.

 

SHOWINGS

4

May 20, 2017

Danspace Project, New York City

DraftWork: Sam Kim / Kirsten Schnittker

Performance by Amity Jones, Isabella Hrejanovic, Kirsten Schnittker, Tara Sheena, Toni Carlson  

3

May 4, 2017

Galeria Alex Schlesinger, Zürich

Exhibition Opening: nic rmann & Daniel renzi

Performance by Kirsten Schnittker

2

February 13, 2017

Judson Memorial Church, New York City

Movement Research at The Judson Church

Performance by Amity Jones, Isabella Hreljanovic, Tara Sheena, and Toni Carlson

1

January 8, 2017

Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn

Never Before, Never Again Festival

Performance by Kirsten Schnittker

 

IMAGES                       

PEOPLE

Direction: Kirsten Schnittker

Performance: Amity Jones, Isabella Hreljanovic, Kirsten Schnittker, Tara Sheena, Toni Carlson

Sound: Caroline Park

Video: Fons Schiedon