Nov 03 - Nov 05 2011
The Swiss Institute and Performa in partnership with Joyce SoHo are pleased to present the first dance project by Mai-Thu Perret in collaboration with Laurence Yadi.
The show Love Letters In Ancient Brick will be performed daily at 8 pm from November 3 to 5 at Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer Street.
Visual artist Mai-Thu Perret presents Love Letters In Ancient Brick, her first dance project for the stage, realized in collaboration with choreographer Laurence Yadi. Inspired by George Herriman’s famous comic book, Krazy Kat, Perret has developed a contemporary ballet depicting the curious love triangle of the protagonist Krazy Kat; the obsessive antagonist, Ignatz Mouse; and the protective police dog, Offissa Bull Pupp. The ensuing performance conjures up a primal, almost psychoanalytical drama where genres and categories are constantly slipped over and jumbled.
Direction Mai-Thu Perret
Choreography Mai-Thu Perret and Laurence Yadi
Performed by Tamara Barnett-Herrin, Kais Chouibi, Jean-Louis Johannides, Margaux Monetti, Mai-Thu Perret, Anja Schmidt
Songwriting Tamara Barnett-Herrin
Musical composition Vincent de Roguin
Lighting creation Ian Durrer
Costume design Ligia Dias
Costume making Marion Schmid
Set design Mai-Thu Perret
Set construction Stéphane Kropf
Stage manager Guillaume Gex
Sound technician Stephen Greenberg
Project Manager Christine Rebet
Administration Marine Magnin
Co-produced by Association Feu Pâle, Geneva and Swiss Institute, New York
Performances in New-York have received financial support from Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, Geneva City; Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain (FMAC); Geneva State – Department of Education; Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung (SIS); The Joyce Soho Theater Foundation; David Kordansky Gallery; and Théâtre de l’Usine, Geneva.
Performa 11 (November 1–21, 2011) is the fourth edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance presented by Performa, the leading organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth-century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. performa-arts.org
Image: Annik Wetter, 2011
- Love Letters In Ancient Brick | The New York Times | Love Letters In Ancient Brick The New York Times
- Love Letters In Ancient Brick | The New Yorker | Love Letters In Ancient Brick The New Yorker