Performance 13: On Line/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor
The Performance Program is part of MoMA’s increased focus on the historical as well as the contemporary practice of performance-based art. The ongoing series brings documentation and reenactments of historic performances, thematic group exhibitions, solo presentations, and original performance works to various locations throughout the Museum.
Violin Phase from Fase: Four movements to the Music of Steve Reich (1982)
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Belgian, born 1960) is one of the most prominent choreographers in contemporary dance. Throughout her career she has focused on the relationship between music and dance and also repeatedly ventured into the realms of text and visual art. The minimalist music of composer Steve Reich (American, b. 1936) inspired De Keersmaeker’s seminal work Fase: Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich (1982). She will perform Violin Phase (an excerpt from Fase), dancing on sand, her movements creating a large circular drawing on the floor of the Marron Atrium. Approximate running time is 16 minutes.
In conjunction with the exhibitions Performance 13: On Line/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century
Free with Museum admission.