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Tino Sehgal (Untitled)(2000) – danced by Frank Willens
August 10, 2017 8:00 pm| FREE
Thursday, August 10th 2017, 8:00pm
Please note: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. NO RSVP needed.
Concept: Tino Sehgal
Danced by: Frank Willens
This presentation contains nudity, Viewer discretion advised
How can a society learn from choreographers? (Untitled) (2000) depicts an image of a world where dance and choreography can inspire a society. Originally conceived for stage and danced by Tino Sehgal himself, the solo remains in the cultural memory as a “museum of dance.” The space of this museum does not contain objects, but movements and gestures of iconic dance styles.
With the mere presence of his body (unaccompanied by music, and without a set), Frank Willens allows new spaces to emerge for new readings and interpretations. What is the task of theater or museum in a society? Has the obsession for objects, for material values reached its end?
The art of Tino Sehgal is immaterial; it takes shape in the moment in which the spectator encounters it. Since 2000, he has been constructing live situations in which performers enter into contact with the visitors and spectators by way of movements, conversations, or song, inviting them to influence the structure of the work.
Tino Sehgal Born in London in 1976, Tino Sehgal studied economics and dance. In 2005, he represented Germany at the Venice Biennale. The Guggenheim, Tate Modern, and dOCUMENTA (13) have also presented solo shows of his work. In 2013, he was awarded the Golden Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale.
Frank Willens (US/DE) is a dancer, choreographer, performer, interpreter, artist, actor, collaborator, tour manager, human, father, singer, beat-boxer, thinker, marathon-runner, train-traveler. He grew up in California and has lived and worked in Berlin since 2003 where he has had the privilege to work with a wide number of persons in a wide range of projects presented in a wide range of venues. His associates include Tino Sehgal, Meg Stuart, Falk Richter, and Peter Stamer, to name a few. Frank developed a project in collaboration with the Transform Festival in Leeds in 2015 and headed a residency/lab at the Kunstmuseum in Bonn in 2016. His new solo piece 60 minutes towards being here or what we can do until we do what we can do premiered in Berlin in January 2017.
Presented with support from the Getting To Know Europe program, awarded by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.
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