Studio Series: Molly Poerstel

For Studio Series, Poerstel will present an in progress showing of her latest work. Attracted to blank spaces and interested in building dances with a force and power that frightens, Poerstel’s work looks to the matriarch, a figure who evolves and breeds with innate animal intelligence. Taking influence from her background in somatic practices, her technically precise work challenges performers with polyrhythmic choreography set within strict structures. Drawn to exposing the finite point of transformation, Poerstel’s work presents the female body distilled to its essential, animalistic self.

Support for the Studio Series is provided, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.