During a six-week residency in the VW Dome, choreographer Leslie Cuyjet continues her exploration of transience and memory. Cuyjet’s work will respond to the temporality of the VW Dome itself, demarcating time with movement and text to reflect on the past, memorialize the present, and project a future. Her practice scrutinizes personal, cultural, and dance histories to explore her place as a Black woman in the experimental and postmodern dance community. Cuyjet presents an open showing of her new work, Roam, centered on the intersection of these histories.
Leslie Cuyjet is a dance and collaborative artist based in Brooklyn. Her work has been presented in New York by La MaMa, Gibney Dance, Center for Performance Research, Movement Research, AUNTS, and Danspace Project’s DraftWork series. In addition to presenting her own work, she has worked with artists including Kim Brandt, Jane Comfort, David Gordon, Niall Jones, Juliana F. May, NARCISSISTER, Cynthia Oliver, and Will Rawls.
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.
VW Sunday Sessions is organized by Taja Cheek, Assistant Curator, and Alex Sloane, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1 and is produced by Alexandra Rosenberg, Producer, with Chris Masullo, Production Coordinator, MoMA PS1.
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 since its inception.
Dance programming as part of VW Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1 is supported in part by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.