Faye Driscoll You're Me
“It’s characteristic of Driscoll’s choreography that the seeming anarchy is built into a tight structure of recurrence. It’s true to form that underneath the silliness…lies a serious view of the power of sex. Craft blooms into artistry…. Driscoll can be proud of the mess she’s made…”—New York Times
Choreographer Faye Driscoll’s new evening-length duet You’re Me (co-commissioned by the Wexner Center) highlights how we are constantly made-up and un-done by each other. Together, Driscoll and performer Jesse Zaritt take on the inescapable nature of relationships as the archetypal, fantastical and personal crash into each other with witty force. Warping these cross-currents with a shrug, a quarrel, or an evocative twist, they serve up a disturbing and deeply funny battle with the dualism they face: male/female, director/performer and performer/audience. Together they ask: What do you see when you see us on stage? How does our very desire to be more than we are transform us? How do our fantasies of ourselves and of each other create new possibilities, and yet give birth to friction, failure, and loss? Of course, this is not exactly a tidy form of discourse, in You’re Me things get downright messy in the midst of their constantly evolving back-and-forth, all to your delight.
You're Me is co-commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio University and the Kitchen in New York City. You're Me has been created, in part, through a NEFA National Dance Project production grant which are generously supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. You're Me has also been created in part, through a Greenwall Foundation Grant, a Jerome Foundation Grant, and has been supported by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council through a residency at Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island, a Maggie Allessee National Center for Choreography fellowship, and residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. You're Me was developed in part at the Key City Public Theater, supported by Westaf's Tourwest grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
This presentation made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
$18 general public
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