Culture, Administration & Trembling
Livingstone / Lacey / Pétrin / Thompson
A singular experiment in exotic companionship; a meticulous yet playful study of hand bell algorithms; an affective assemblage of Male Breast Feeding… Culture, Administration & Trembling exposes a collection of durational, artificial situations developed collaboratively between dance artists Antonija Livingstone, Jennifer Lacey, Stephen Thompson, and visual artist Dominique Pétrin. Each piece, or “time-based sculpture,” is conceived as a score that prompts a series of rare, endangered practices the public is invited to witness. A collective mode of attention, these choreographic sculptures shift between the human and the animal, the real and the imaginary, the old school and the now to create a series of unexpected contemplative landscapes.
In this intimate yet out-of-bounds choreographic salon, Livingstone proposes a critically joyful and queer study of movement, presence and territory where dance becomes a curatorial practice. Enacting a series of vital tremors, the work unfolds in a collection of sublime, precarious choreographic ecologies.
[1hr or 2hrs depending on 5.30pm or 6.30pm entry]
Co-produced by Festival Transamériques, Les Escales Improbables and Studio 303, with the support of Centre Chorépraphique National de Montpelier Languedoc-Roussillon, Fabrik Potsdam, ImpulsTanz Vienna, Osprey Arts Center. Birmingham presentation supported by the Quebec Ministry of Culture.