Moriah Evans. *Social Dance 9-12: Encounter*. Performers from left to right: Irene Hultman, Maggie Cloud, Benny Olk, Lydia Okrent, Rashaun Mitchell. Photo: Miana Jun; Graphics: David Knowles

This public presentation marks the culmination of Moriah Evans’s four-month-long residency in the VW Dome. In this first look at a new work-in-progress, Evans, a New York–based choreographer and dancer, examines how we move, what we expect to watch, and how our values of discernment must be reconstructed. Performers explore personal interiority, while negotiating the medium's insistence upon external visibility. The work explores alternate forms of socialization through embodied experience and perception, in which four female bodies are caught in a state of reorganizing themselves. With Lizzie Feidelson, Nicole Mannarino, and Sarah Beth Percival.

Figuring (working title) will premiere at SculptureCenter in 2018.

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions performance series welcomes visitors to experience and participate in live art. Since its founding in 1976, MoMA PS1 has offered audiences one of the most extensive programs of live performance in the world. VW Sunday Sessions highlights artists responding to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, the series develops and presents projects by established and emerging artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural instigators. With a focus on artists that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, VW Sunday Sessions embraces the communities in New York City that create and sustain artistic practice.

Since 2012, VW Sunday Sessions has presented a commissioning program resulting in new work by Trajal Harrell, Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof, Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Hannah Black, and Colin Self. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers a platform for creative development and experimentation for artists at all stages of the creative process.

VW Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator; Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; Taja Cheek, Curatorial Assistant; Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer; and Lucy Lie, Production Coordinator.

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VW Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America, who have supported the program for five years since its inception.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions 2016–17.