Turbulence (a dance about the economy)

Turbulence (a dance about the economy) plays with normative disruptions and calculated disregard for generally accepted rules of engagement. A collaborative creation, the work is an experimental hybrid of contemporary dance, improvised happening and political theater; it is a bodily response to economic crisis.

Instigated before Occupy, and engaging questions of debt, value and exchange, Turbulence is intended as both provocation and affirmation of the current global movement.

Julie Phelps, Emily Leap, Laura Arrington, Jesse Hewit, Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos, Hana Erdman, Gabriel Todd, Ruairí O'Donovan, Empress Jupiter, Jassem Hindi, Keith Hennessy.

Guest artists:
Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dana Michel (Montréal), AK Burns.

Oct 4 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Resistance (A conversation about the economy) with Amy Whitaker, author of Museum Legs

Oct 5 Stay Late Discussion: Creating “Turbulence” with Keith Hennessy and Carla Peterson (Artistic Director, New York Live Arts)

Turbulence (a dance about the economy) is made possible, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts through its National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Further support for this project is given by the National Performance Network Performance Residency Program.

Turbulence is co-commissioned by CounterPULSE and Regards et Mouvements with additional funding from Zellerbach Family Foundation, New Stages in Dance, and the San Francisco Arts Commission.