Yanira Castro | a canary torsi

Last Audience (Work-in-Progress)

New York Live Arts Studios
Jan 5th at 5 PM
Tickets start at $10

Tickets are sold out to the general public. Waitlist is available starting at 10:30 AM on day of showing (January 5). To put your name on the waitlist, please call (212) 691-6500.
Presenter reservations still available with qualifying credentials. Presenters please RSVP here.

Last Audience is the newest work by the Bessie-award-winning collaborative group, a canary torsi. An immersive performance imagined as a ritual enacted with and for each audience, the piece utilizes the themes and structures of the traditional requiem to enact scores of movement, environment, and sound. Greetings, processions, and requests for mercy, peace and liberation are incorporated in this live laboratory for a group conjuring.

Last Audience is created and performed in collaboration with Yanira Castro, Kathy Couch, devynn emory, Stephan Moore, and David Thomson.

Yanira Castro, Direction
Kathy Couch, Environment
devynn emory, Performance
Stephan Moore, Sound
David Thomson, Performance

Yanira Castro is a Puerto-Rican artist based in Brooklyn, and founder of the interdisciplinary collaborative group, a canary torsi, an anagram of her name. a canary torsi’s work takes the form of live performances and installations that incorporate movement, text and video. The work focuses on the significance of gathering and watching—the historical, political and social resonances of the act of being present together in performance. In their work, they negotiate complexities of sources, authorship and practice with a team of collaborators (including the audience) to build the work as a communal act. Their work has been shown in performance venues in New York (The Chocolate Factory, The Invisible Dog, Abrons, Danspace Project, DTW, PS122, New Museum) and has toured nationally and internationally. Castro is a Bessie-award-winner, NYFA Choreography Fellow, MANCC Returning Choreographic Fellow, Yaddo Artist, Marble House Project Artist, Gibney DiP Artist, BRIClab Artist, and LMCC Extended Life Artist. The group has received awards from NEFA National Dance Project, Jerome Foundation, New Music USA, USArtists International, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and MAP Fund, among others.