Bill Shannon : Touch Update
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Bill Shannon premieres Touch Update, a new work exploring contemporary modes of digital versus interpersonal representation and physicality. Touch Update “reverse engineers” Shannon’s virtuosic technique for dancing on crutches, as he dissects and dismantles the multiple online identities we create in order to mask and manipulate our lived experience. Shannon’s crutch choreography is performed by Cirque Du Soleil artist Raphael Botelho Nepomuceno, along with collaborators and performers Ron Chunn Jr., Teena Marie Custer, Anna Thompson, Taylor Knight, Jacquea Mae, Cornelius Henke, and David Whitewolf.
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Bill Shannon is an interdisciplinary artist and maker who explores body-centric work through video installation, sculpture, linguistics, sociology, choreography, dance, and politics. He is a 2018 United States Artist Fellow and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography and a Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellowship in Performance Art. He has worked as a choreographer and performer for Cirque du Soleil. Anna Thompson and Taylor Knight’s company slowdanger was on Dance Magazine‘s “25 to Watch” list for 2018.
Touch Update has been created in collaboration with dancers of slowdanger, Get Down Gang, and VJ / Mapper Projectile Objects. The project is supported by the New England Foundation for The Arts’ National Dance Production Fund, The Heinz Endowments’ Small Arts Initiative, and the National Performance Network.
The Live Feed program is supported in part by by Rockefeller Brothers Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Partners for New Performance.