Milka Djordjevich : CORPS

FEB 16-19, 8PM

@New York Live Arts Theater

Tickets start at $25



CORPS explores how labor and gender are addressed under the lens of regimented movement. The work is a continuation of Djordjevich’s ongoing questioning of dance practices preoccupied with producing neutrality and anonymity. CORPS aims to unravel and disorient the militaristic conditioning of groups ‘keeping together in time.’ The work reveals similarities across traditional, combative, ritualistic, athletic, and folk movement forms. Over time methodical systems of labor and cooperation rally into a procession of distorted collectivity. Moving with a steady urgency, the performers yo-yo between collapsing and rectifying, creating an ever-changing engine on a pathway to unruliness.

THUR, FEB 17 Stay Late Conversation with Mariana Valencia.

The creation of CORPS is made possible, in part, by individual donors, the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) at Florida State University, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, CalArts Dance, Baryshnikov Arts Center, the Pillow Lab at Jacob’s Pillow and by a commission from New York Live Arts’ Live Feed Residency program with additional support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Partners for New Performance.

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About the Artist:
Milka Djordjevich