This, a new work by Neil Greenberg (dance), Steve Roden (sound), Joe Levasseur (lighting) and James Kidd Studio (costumes), will continue Greenberg’s ongoing investigation of meaning-making, exploring the specificity of performance and the seemingly inescapable human desire to make meaning. Five dancers (Greenberg along with Molly Lieber, Mina Nishimura, Omagbitse Omagbemi and Connor Voss) will engage with complex and idiosyncratic movement—culled from videotaped improvisations and learned verbatim—that, along with lighting and musical materials, will be continually recast, reconfigured and recoded. A related focus will be placed on Greenberg, Roden and Levasseur’s new working relationships, looking at the materials onstage as performing (rather than representing) these relationships. This unfolds not as finite content, but rather suggests other kinds of meaningfulness and arenas in which that meaning might be found.

Related Links:
Video: DTW Commissioned Artist Profile
Critical Correspondence: Neil Greenberg in Conversation with Biba Bell

Dec 4 at 6:30pm Come Early Conversation: Beth Gill and Danielle Goldman discuss the creative practice of Neil Greenberg 

Dec 5 Stay Late DiscussionMeaning, Reconsidered: Jen Rosenblit in Dialogue with Neil Greenberg

Sat, Dec 6, 1 – 4pm Shared Practice: Process-focused workshop with Neil Greenberg. $20, advance purchase recommended

This is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.