Deborah Hay, Blues
Friday, November 2, 2012, 1:00 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.
Deborah Hay (American, b.1941) is widely considered one of the most influential and relevant choreographers in experimental dance today. As a founding member of New York’s Judson Dance Theatre in the 1960s, she took part in radically reshaping American dance by opening it up to other art forms and by shifting it away from spectacle and toward ordinary, everyday movements. For Some sweet day, Hay contributes a new dance titled Blues, which was inspired Hay's vision of a dance for 11 African American and 11 white American dancers in the Museum’s Marron Atrium and lobby. Performance approx. 30 min.
A response with Sarah Michelson and Deborah Hay will be held on Saturday, November 3 at 4:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Some sweet day