Within between

The May 29 performance will be live streamed in collaboration with live streaming startup 2ndline.tv.
Everything looks like something. But apparently you can’t judge a book by its cover. Despite the interplay and disjunction between essence and appearance, all artistic work uses its perceptual surface (what it looks like, sounds like, feels like, …) as a means of transmission. The aesthetics of a work of art speak to the value systems of its author(s), which are in turn formed through the construction of such eternally slippery terms as beauty.

Within between is a new evening-length work by Jasperse in collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler. Jasperse seeks both to embrace and to resist the habits of his own history, to create a cross pollination or catalytic mating of sensibilities, where the work emerges out of the space between what seems to be distinct terrains.

May 28 Come Early Conversation: John Jasperse and Ariel Osterweis, PhD discuss Within Between

May 29 Stay Late Discussion: Means of Transmission, Tere O'Connor in conversation with John Jasperse

Please join us on May 31 from 1 – 4pm for Shared Practice with John Jasperse. For more information click here.

Within between is commissioned by New York Live Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund. The work is made possible, in part, by a commission from The American Dance Festival. Additional support is contributed by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation Late Stage Production Fund.

Generous support is also contributed by MAP Fund, a project of Creative Capital; New Music USA through the Commissioning Music USA and Live Music for Dance programs; the James Robison Foundation; the Peter S. Reed Foundation; the Harkness Foundation for Dance; the New York State Council on the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Portions of the work were developed through residencies supported by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the American Dance Institute.