past performance

The CURRENT SESSIONS
Volume VI, Issue II: MOVEMENT CURRENCY

showtimes & tickets:

Friday, August 19 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, August 20 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, August 21 @ 3pm
Sunday, August 21 @ 7pm

For the 11th edition of the CURRENT SESSIONS’ biannual performance series, artists across contemporary movement will present works as part of Volume VI, Issue II: MOVEMENT CURRENCY, held Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the wild project.

MOVEMENT CURRENCY will focus on how bodies produce, exchange, and perform within systems of value, drawing on figurative and ethnographic practices to consider the lineage of choreographies which qualify our social identity. Presented as four distinct programs: Risk, Debt, Savings, and Credit, MOVEMENT CURRENCY incorporates somatic and improvisational practices, as well as works examining personal movement histories, blackness, queerness, and cultural memory.

PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

01 RISK // Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:30pm
From fragility to preservation, harm to survival, an evening of work developing risk as a performative dimension which trades personal safety for choreographic opportunity. With artists Amanda Hunt, Ben Hagari (film), Bobbi Jene Smith, Jessica Pretty, and Katrina Reid.

02 DEBT // Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 7:30pm
Choreographing obligation, dances articulating indebtedness to history and those which play on debts of expectation. With artists Amanda Hunt, Brendan Drake, Gregory Holt, Jasmine Hearn (film), Tara Aisha Willis.

03 SAVINGS // Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 3:00pm with Talkback
When the dance is done, what remains? Toward a performative archive for memory, ancestry, and ritual. With artists Ben Hagari (film), Bobbi Jene Smith, Fana Fraser, Gregory Holt, Katrina Reid.

04 CREDIT // Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 7:00pm
In search of movement provenance. Works acknowledging impression and influence, tracing lineage and locating cultural ownership. With artists Brendan Drake, Fana Fraser, Jasmine Hearn (film), Jessica Pretty, Tara Aisha Willis.

Learn more at: www.thecurrentsessions.com

Learn more about the artists at: http://www.thecurrentsessions.com/artist-bios-august-2016

For press, please contact Alexis Convento at alexis@thecurrentsessions.com

Photo credit: Quyn Duong

upcoming performances

FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL

July 10-23
Theatre Throwdown
Amelia Earhart Day Edition

July 24
You Can Dance Again: Summer Showcase

July 26
Chris Duffy's You Get A Spoon!

July 27
Seasoned: World Premiere

July 29
Resistance

August 10-13
New York No Limits Film Series: Short Film Event

August 17
the Current Sessions: Volume VII: On Resistance

August 18 & 20
East Village Queer Film Festival (EVQ)

August 21-26
Cherry Picking 17: Hive Mind

August 28-29
Jane Johnson for the Stay at Home Shopper

August 31-September 2
9/5/FIVE/105

September 5
In a Little Room

September 9 - 24

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