Hope Mohr Dance/ The Bridge Project and ODC Theater Co-Present: NETTA YERUSHALMY PARAMODERNITIES

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Paramodernities is a multidisciplinary project. It is a series of lecture-performances, or dance-experiments, generated through deconstructions of landmark modern choreographies, performed alongside contributions by scholars and writers who situate these iconic works and artists within the larger project of Modernism. Exploring foundational tenants of modern discourse -such as sovereignty, race, feminism, and nihilism-Paramodernities includes public discussions as inseparable parts of each installment. At The Bridge Project/ODC Theater Yerushalmy will present her installments devoted to Vaslav Nijinsky, Alvin Ailey, and Merce Cunningham.

Netta Yerushalmy (New York City) was awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Six Points. She is a participant in the Extended Life program (LMCC), a NYSCA AIR at Movement Research, and a recent resident at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jacob’s Pillow, and Harkness Dance Center.

photo by Paula Lobo

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Institute: Deconstructing Dance History: A Studio Practice

Sunday, February 25, 2018


This workshop is about meeting ourselves a new, through re-embodying what Yerushalmy refers to as the “geological” layers that comprise our trained moving bodies: In the first half of the workshop we will spend time studying and dancing movements that we in some sense know, that we take for granted, or that we deem “old school” and naive. Like trying on a period-costume and allowing it to change our behavior, we’ll reverently (if temporarily) commit ourselves to the physicality, meaning, and ideologies that these movements hold. The second half of the workshop will be about manipulating that information with a variety of irreverent methods. These deconstructive methods aim at generating new perspectives for workshop-participants about our individual and shared past-present-future moving bodies.

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