You and I (work-in-progress) is a collaboration between Hadar Ahuvia and myself.
It’s been a long time in the works. What began as an embodied convo at DanceRoulette a few years ago has spurred ongoing penmanship, dialogue and radical accountability to our shared stakes in repairing violence in our lineages and addressing the ways we have culturally complied with colonization. I am thrilled to be sharing this week-long residency and night of performance with Lorene Bouboushian and Leslie Cuyjet, with whom I have also been in dialogue for the past two years through Movement Research.
Movement Research Artists-in-Residence question personal history and cultural identity through movement, voice, and song, and share perspectives over a delicious meal made with fresh produce from MTA’s garden.
Movement Research is one of the world’s leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms.
“daring downtown organization…an important incubator for the art form” —New York Times on Movement Research
Choreographers and sound-makers Hadar Ahuvia and Tatyana Tenenbaum explore their Jewish lineages through body and voice, opening family histories in the comfort and challenge of each other’s gaze. Lorene Bouboushian works within dance, experimental music/noise, and performance art to build an interconnected practice through performances and workshopping, writing, dialogue, and modes of care and support. Leslie Cuyjet unpacks her two decades of performing across postmodern and experimental forms through the lens of a Black woman, using writing, video, and choreography.
Art-B-Qs best encapsulate the essence of Mount Tremper Arts: the cultivation of community and new artworks in situ. In these hybrid events, artists and audiences share conversations over a delicious meal inspired by the MTA garden after a presentation of works developed during intensive, on-site residencies. All perspectives are welcome as we find the lively intersections (and digressions) between rigorous contemporary art practices and many other walks of life.
Each menu includes a meat or vegetarian main, two sides, and a dessert. Produce is harvested from both the MTA garden and local farms. Advance tickets are highly recommended, and include both art programming and dinner.