Left: Davidson Gigliotti and Leo (top) and Stuart Sherman (bottom), stills from video by Davidson Gigliotti; Jennifer Monson and Mauriah Kraker, photo by Ian Douglas; Right: Christopher Williams, photo by Andrew Jordan
Join us for an evening of video and dance with works by Davidson Gigliotti, Jennifer Monson, and Christopher Williams, curated by Cathy Weis.
Davidson Gigliotti will show his video Close-Up Magic: Seven Tabletop Spectacles by Stuart Sherman. Stuart Sherman was a performance-art star in New York in the late 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and his work still resonates. He was a master of close-up performance, as this tape reveals. There was no one quite like him. This work, shot in 1980 in Gigliotti’s studio, was a unique collaboration between perfectionists.
Jennifer Monson will perform a solo. Her solo practice involves an illogical approach to movement production that sends the dance reeling through thresholds of the familiar and toward an indirect searching. In the dance, bewildering details that require intense concentration unravel into the big and simple.
Christopher Williams will present revivals of two culminating solos from his award-winning work Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins (2005) and its companion The Golden Legend (2009), which together form a compendium of dance portraits of 28 legendary medieval saints. The portrait of St. Ursula (originally performed by Derry Swan) will be performed by acclaimed dancer Caitlin Scranton, and that of St. Stephen (originally performed by Brian Brooks) by the up-and-coming Cemiyon Barber.
537 Broadway, #3
All events begin at 6:00 pm – doors open at 5:45 pm.
No reservations. No late seating.
$10 suggested contribution.
Keep in mind, this is a small space! Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
Please be advised: Due to repairs, the elevator will not be available this season. All audience members must use the stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Sundays on Broadway is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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