June 9 through June 10, 2017
Performance Space 122’s Ramp residency program is designed to foster the creation of ambitious, new work from New York City-based emerging artists through space, time and invaluable technical resources. Each residency period culminates in free showings open to the public. Tess Dworman will use her week-long residency at partner venue Abrons Arts Center to experiment with merging very different kinds of choreographic and improvisational material to become part of the same world. She initiated the process with a collage-like structure that pins together brief self-contained dances and situations varying in representationalism, abstraction, emptiness, realism, and fantasy. The performers conjure these qualities through scores that amplify ambiguity as a skill and the craft of oscillating between image and sensation. Her work has always explored meaning by willfully obscuring it in different ways. This next piece goes farther down this road to challenge how nonsensical parts can exist all together while maintaining the integrity and feeling of wholeness.
8 PM | Experimental Theater