DANCENOISE

DANCENOISE

 

DANCENOISE is Anne Iobst and Lucy Sexton. The duo began making dance-based performances in 1983, initially emerging at the crossroads of no-wave, punk, performance art, modern dance, and Manhattan’s East Village nightclub scene. Their legendary stage shows—built on manic choreography, indiscriminate violence, biting up-to-the-minute social commentary, and precise comedic timing—made them, in the words of downtown performance legend Tom Murrin, “the premier practitioners of synchronized aggression.” DANCENOISE performed in many New York clubs and theaters including WOW Cafe, the Pyramid, 8BC, Performance Space 122, Franklin Furnace, and the Kitchen, and went on to tour nationally and internationally, presenting their work at Lincoln Center and winning a NY Dance and Performance Bessie Award. The Whitney Museum of American Art featured a DANCENOISE retrospective exhibit and performance in July 2015.