Research presentation by Serbian artists Saša Asentić & Ana Vujanović

The Suitcase Fund hosts Saša Asentić for a two-week research residency in NYC from January 24-February 9, 2014, directly preceeding Saša’s and Ana’s presentation of the work On Trial Together on the Live Arts season (also supported by the Suitcase Fund). Dance of Precatiat (working title) will focus on the work of Workers Dance Movement in New York City in the 1930’s. The movement was a specific phenomenon in modern dance in the USA. It was formed by working class and immigrant dancers who were attracted to both the modern dance world and radical political activity. The research will examine the work of the Workers Dance League, New Dance Group and other groups and individuals whose focus was on political choreography, human condition, and struggle for social change.