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Faye Driscoll—Thank You for Coming: Attendance

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“Driscoll is fascinating in that she makes such utterly original work. It doesn’t look like anything you’ve ever seen before, nor can you imagine thinking it up.”—New York Times

Choreographer Faye Driscoll’s witty and charming Thank You for Coming: Attendance is designed to draw you ever deeper into its vortex. Performers pass through perpetually morphing states of physical entanglement and madcap scenes of distorted familiarity, with Driscoll’s choreography building new bodies, new stories, new ways of reimagining group experience. Staged in the round, the work presents a heightened sense of observation, invitation, and interdependence that is a joy to join in as it unfolds around you.

The first installment in Driscoll’s projected Thank You for Coming trilogy aims to open up new relationships between performers and their audiences. This begins with greeting you in person when you pick up your tickets and continues in fresh and fun ways throughout the performance. One of the breakout hits of the New York dance season last year, Attendance will leave you “never quite knowing what you’ll encounter, where you’ll end up,” in a dance experience the Brooklyn Rail called “exhilarating, uninhibited, and adventurous.”

Major support for this event is provided by Cardinal Health Foundation.

The Wexner Center for the Arts is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors of NPN include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the MetLife Foundation, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

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Thank You for Coming: Attendance Photo: Maria Baranova

Dancers in formation

Thank You for Coming: Attendance Photo: Maria Baranova

MAJOR SEASON SUPPORT FOR PERFORMING ARTS

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

 

MAJOR EVENT SUPPORT

Cardinal Health Foundation

 

EVENT SUPPORT

National Performance Network

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Blackwell

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

Ohio Arts Council

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Faye Driscoll—Thank You for Coming: Attendance