Paramodernities (3 Installments)
Yerushalmy’s acclaimed PARAMODERNITIES series returns to Live Artery with a showing of three installments (75 minutes, Open to presenters only). In this unique project, iconic modern choreographies are deconstructed and performed alongside contributions by scholars and writers who explore foundational tenets of modern discourse, such as sovereignty, race, feminism, and disability. One installment uses Alvin Ailey’s “Revelation” to examine coercion as concept and embodiment, another positions Vaslav Nijinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps” as a political turning point, the third reflects on Bob Fosse’s “Sweet Charity” through the lens of taste intertwined with sex and spectacle.
The PARAMODERNITIES multigenerational cast of collaborators includes the following esteemed dancers and scholars:
Thomas F. DeFrantz
Claudia La Rocco
Jeremy Jae Neal