In this 2017 production, STAGE, the interdisciplinary team a canary torsi explored the potential for choreographic and stage machinations to subvert hierarchical modes of seeing. A visual and aural fantasia, STAGE was an excavation of spectacle. Choreographer Yanira Castro will be joined by Kathy Couch, a longtime collaborator and lighting and stage designer, for this screening and conversation.
ABOUT YANIRA CASTRO
Puerto Rican choreographer, Yanira Castro, is a Bessie- award-winning artist. In 2009, she formed the interdisciplinary collaborative group, a canary torsi. Castro’s work borrows from dance, performance, and visual art often utilizing interactive technology to form hybrid works. With her collaborators she has developed over ten projects for the stage, gallery and non-traditional sites ranging from video installations, performances and text-based computer games. The work was been presented most recently in NYC at The Chocolate Factory, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Abrons Arts Center, and Danspace Project. Currently, she is a 2018/19 New York Live Arts’ Live Feed Artist, 2018 Yaddo Fellow and Marble House Project Artist-in-Residence. She has received various awards including NYFA’s Choreography Fellowship, NEFA’s National Dance Project, and a 2019 NYSCA Theater Commission.
Photo by Maria Baranova / Performers: Simon Courchel, Kyle Bukhari (back), Leslie Cuyjet, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste.
A screening and discussion series, Sorry I Missed Your Show highlights dance works from the recent past to explore their relationship to the dance canon and contemporary practice. All events are free and open to the public.
Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.
We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).