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Time: December 8, 2021 at 7:30pm to December 11, 2021 at 9pm
Location: Dixon Place
Street: 161A Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://dixonplace.org/perform…
Event Type: dance
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick
Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2021
Dixon Place presents the world premiere of Interglacial by Laura Peterson from December 8-11, 2021 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 in advance ($21 at the door) and can be purchased online at http://dixonplace.org/performances/interglacial/.
Interglacial is a new multidisciplinary dance work through which choreographer Laura Peterson explores the urgent topic of global climate emergency, inspired by minimalist geometric art and Land Art of the 1960s and '70s. A dance and visual art installation project, Interglacial is about deep time and the dynamics of nature that is designed to create a space for reflection on human impacts on the Arctic region of the earth and to encourage climate activism. In the piece, four dancers transform an icy landscape into 12-foot sculptures evoking a terrain inhabited and ultimately overwhelmed by cleaving glaciers.
"In Interglacial, I am trying to understand the devastating effects humans have had on our environment," said choreographer and Artistic Director of Open Arts Studio Laura Peterson. "I'm exploring the intersection of the human body with landscapes and non-human phenomena. This work has a particular focus on the qualities of time, from the hyperspeeds of the digital world to the impossibly slow travels of a glacier across a continent, as it drags rocky material toward the sea."