Miguel Gutierrez

I as another

Wed, August 3, 7:30 pm
Thurs, August 4, 7:30 pm
60 mins
Gannett Theater

Two people. Two different people. Two different people dance and speak and negotiate a small space in a big world. They communicate through distance. They reveal and conceal from each other in equal measure. Inspired by ideas about Relation and opacity by Martinican philosopher Édouard Glissant, but mostly inspired by Willie Colon, Stevie Nicks, and the all consuming sadness that envelops everything, I as another is a new, strange, and personal duet by Miguel Gutierrez, created in collaboration with Laila Franklin. A tiny epic. What do people ever truly know of themselves, or of each other?

Bio: Miguel Gutierrez is a choreographer, composer, performer, singer, writer, educator, podcaster, and arts advocate who has lived in New York for twenty five years. His work creates empathetic and irreverent spaces outside of traditional discourse. He believes in an approach to art making that is fierce, fragile, empathetic, political, and irreverent.

His work has been presented in more than 60 cities around the world, in venues and festivals such as Festival d’Automne, Centre National de Danse, Centre Pompidou, Montpellier Danse, Festival Universitario/Colombia, Bipod Festival/Beirut, ImPulsTanz, Fringe Arts, Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, TBA/PICA, MCA Chicago, Live Arts Bard, and the Kathleen Hermesdorf Fresh Fest. New York at The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, BAM, Danspace Project, Abrons Art Center, the Chocolate Factory, American Realness Festival, and the 2014 Whitney Biennial. He has received support from Creative Capital, MAP, National Dance Project, National Performance Network, Dance/NYC and Jerome Foundation. He has received fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, the Tides Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, United States Artists, an award from Foundation for Contemporary Art, a 2016 Franky Award from Prelude Festival and four Bessies. He is a 2016 Doris Duke Artist.

 

Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

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