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Reimagining Dance For The Disabled Body In “Our Configurations” At Gibney Dance

by Emily Colucci on March 10, 2017
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Two audience members lick the pant leg and cane of performer Marissa Perel. While this happens she recalls awkward and downright insulting moments related to her disability. In one particularly horrifying story she tells the audience about a subway rider who called her a “bitch” after she refused to answer why she had a cane.

This, at once, funny and cringe-inducing moment was a part of Perel’s performance (do not) despair solo, one of the four performances featured in Our Configurations at Gibney Dance. In a short post-show discussion with the performers and NYU professor Hentyle Yapp, Perel defined her work as “an act of resistance against normativity.” This could be said of all of the performers in the show, including Marc Brew, AXIS Dance Company and Kinetic Light. Despite attempts at increased inclusivity at most arts organizations, abled-bodied performers are still largely the norm. And that’s a shame.

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This Week’s Must-See Events: We Are not in Basel

by Michael Anthony Farley on June 15, 2015
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Do you see the tumble-weeds rolling through your Facebook invites? Have you walked the streets of Chelsea and assumed an evacuation order had been issued for the flood zone? No, check your email. It’s not the end of the art world as we know it; everyone is just in Switzerland for Art Basel. Except us. […]

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We Went to Roe Ethridge, Gerard & Kelly, and Doug Wheeler

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on March 24, 2014
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Art F City staff gets real about three shows currently on view in Chelsea.

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The Bruce High Quality Foundation University Returns this Fall

by Corinna Kirsch on August 27, 2013
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Fuck yeah! The Bruce High Quality Foundation University—a one-room schoolhouse located just above a bodega—returns this fall. The BHQFU is like grad school, but it’s mostly free, with classes offered on nights and weekends. In a lot of ways it’s better than grad school—instructors are accessible, and unbounded by university bureaucracy, they end up crafting courses straight out of a dream notebook.

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Michael Mahalchick Will Have His Own Picasso Baby

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on August 1, 2013
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If you didn’t make it to Jay-Z’s performance at Pace, you’ve got another chance to share sweat with celebrities. ART CELEBRITIES. AFC’s own Wienerstar, Michael Mahalchick, is claiming “Picasso Baby” as his own, and will perform the song from 12 – 6 PM tomorrow at Louis B. James on 143 Orchard Street. We’re going.

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Massive Links! Explosive Performances | Crystal Meth is a Valid Medium | Banksy Blows His Nose and Takes a Dump

by Whitney Kimball on July 15, 2011
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A handful of performances, new and old, deliver a welcome jolt. Banksy might be just like us, and Ai Wei Wei gets a job. Art activities may now include plant-growing and drug trafficking, so pot dealers rejoice!

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