to make bigger than the singular body, a collection of incoherent pasts, which challenge and change one another and invite an open and coherent future together.
"Performance honors the idea that a limited number of people in a specific time/space can have an experience of value which leaves no trace afterward." -Peggy Phelan
What are the merits and worth of sharing contact, observation, and food? What do we gain from taking the time to share an experience that has no tangible profit? Amass is a work that explores coming together, encountering and participating in an event. Perhaps the experience invites you to think about the role each individual plays within the evening. It is an interactive dance piece, that has no beginning and no end. Enjoy food, drinks, performance and a time of value creating an evening together.
October 26, 2018
MGDanceArt's performance at Aaron Davis Hall is supported by a 2018-2019 CUNY Dance Initiative Residency at City College.
Friday May 25th, 2018 @ Judson Memorial Church!
1. a collection of incoherent particles, parts, or objects regarded as forming one body.
1. relating to, done by, or affecting large numbers of people or things.
1. assemble or cause to assemble into a mass or as one body.
Amass is a collaborative project involving 3 dancers, 3 musicians, and a visual artist. Is it possible that a common shared experience with others influences us more than we tend to acknowledge, and even more so if not explicitly defined? With every singular action made, individual by individual, can we create a singular group? Through the shared experience of a live performance, how can individual choices be made to contribute towards creating a unified group? Amass: to make bigger than the singular body, a collection of incoherent pasts, which challenge and change one another and invite an open and coherent future together.
1. gather together or accumulate (a large amount or number of valuable material or things) over a period of time.