Digital: Spotlight: devynn emory
Jun. 9, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EDT
$15 – $20
june 9 LOVE
june 10, LOSS
june 11, LAND
Cindy Sessions is an intimate behind the scenes moment with Cindy, a medical mannequin of the #mymannykinfriends community–hosted by her Nurse, devynn emory. You are invited to keep Cindy company while she receives medical/medicinal care, and join her for a conversation series sharing grandmother wisdom around the themes of love, loss, and land. each evening, our collective grandmother will share a new story. feel free to come to one or all.
Performance by devynn emory, Elisa Harkins and Joseph M. Pierce. cinematography and editing by Jorge Cousineau. cinematic audio production by Jorge Cousineau. mannequin audio production by Michael Ryterband. mannequin embodiment by Reilly Horan. production/stage management by Reilly Horan.
About devynn emory
devynn emory is a choreographer/dance artist, dual licensed bodyworker, ritual guide, medium and registered nurse- practicing in the fields of acute/critical care, hospice, COVID and integrative health in NYC. emory’s performance company devynnemory/beastproductions finds the intersection of these fields, walking the edges of thresholds- drawing from their multiple in-between states of being, holding space for liminal bodies bridging multiple planes of transition, finding reciprocity practice as a constant decolonial pathway. they are currently working on a trilogy centering medical mannequins holding the wisdom of end of life experiences. born on Lenape Land, emory is a reconnecting descendent of mixed Lenape/Blackfoot/settler ancestry.
part 1 of this trilogy- deadbird (the film) and can anybody help me hold this body (the altar) can now be accessed online at deadbird.land.
part 2 of this trilogy Grandmother Cindy will soon be performed live may 8, 7pm EST and may 18, 7:30pm EST at Artists Space in collaboration with Frieze Art Fair, nyc. tickets HERE. following this event, three new dance-films will be released in the premiere of Cindy Sessions: LOVE, LOSS, LAND virtually on june 9,10,11 supported by Gibney, nyc. each evening, our collective grandmother will share a new story. feel free to come to one or all. showtickets HERE. for workshops, teaching, bodywork or ceremony, please visit devynn’s website devynnemory.com.
Gibney’s Spotlight highlights the work of early-career artists with generous support from the Jerome Foundation, and offers a rich blend of dance and performance in fully produced, evening-length commissions.
Funding Credits: Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Gibney Dance, Spotlight Series Residencies: Snug Harbor: PASS
Photo courtesy of the artist.