Holly Bass : RACE: Talc & Ash (Live Feed In-Process)

May 1, 2020 at 6 pm

@New York Live Arts Studios

Tickets start at $10

RACE: Talc & Ash (Live Feed In-Process)


RACE: Talc & Ash (RTA) is a dance duet about gentrification staged as a sporting event. The original iteration was set in Washington, DC, while this newest iteration will explore West Chelsea and specifically Hudson Yards. Community workshops on the city’s changing demographics helped inform the work, and community members’ recorded voices were woven into the performance soundtrack. A lively pre-show tailgate party with complimentary cotton candy and sno-cones attracted an intergenerational audience to the central library where the free performance was staged. Audience members’ handwritten messages about their definition of DC were posted to Instagram. A team of “super fans” passed out pennants and painted people’s faces in team colors. Audience members were engaged throughout, lining both sides of the track to cheer on their favorite dancer/racer.

The Live Feed creative residency program supports and nurtures the development of new work with residencies and commissions generated over two years.

Lead support of Live Feed is generously provided by Partners for New Performance and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

About the Artist:
Holly Bass