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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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Marc Arthur's MASCOT

Marc Arthur

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 8:30 PM - Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

After a year in the making, artist Marc Arthur debuts Mascot, a cross-disciplinary performance that combines dance, theater, painting and sculpture into a visually and conceptually rigorous hour-long experience.

Using visceral materials like latex and fiber four performers will create three large paintings while extensive choreography, text and music guide their actions.  Each performer experiences a unique catharsis that involves live doves and paint. The performance then lives on as a permanent art work when the paint dries.  This non-narrative piece builds on structures created by Merce Cunningham and is rooted in techniques perfected by theater and visual artists alike, including The Wooster Group, Richard Foreman, Robert Wilson, the Viennese Actionists and the Abstract Expressionists.

Mascot envisions a new performance practice that bridges the relationship between painting and contemporary performance through Arthur’s highly stylized cross-disciplinary vision.

Marc Arthur explains, “Mascot is my largest piece to date and builds from a recent collaboration with artist Jack Pierson at Xavier Hufkens Gallery and my 2011 performance Peter/Wolf which involved 10 children painting a 20 foot canvas during a live performance. The opportunity to present this piece at the former home of the Merce Cunningham Dance School was a serendipitous moment that I truly could not miss.”

Performers include Jake Lasser, Ryan Lawrence, Savannah Knoop, Philly Kondor 8, and Jehan O. Young

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The performance is one hour long.  

Martha Graham Dance Center
55 Bethune St
New York, NY 10014

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