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Willi Dorner
Bodies in Urban Spaces
Sunday, September 26, 2010
at Sunrise, 6:46am
Monday, September 27, 2010
at Sunset, 5:46pm

Sites throughout Lower Manhattan
Co-presented with Dancing in the Streets

   
 
 

Bodies in Urban Spaces, besides being a wonder of organization and stamina, was a model of public art: free, fun, and transformative.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

At sunrise and sunset, audiences will be led by performers through the streets around Wall Street. As they walk along narrow cobblestone streets, they will encounter dancers transforming themselves into “human sculptures” that extend seamlessly into the surrounding architecture. The performance trail has been determined by Willi Dorner, the work’s Vienna-based choreographer, with the goal of intensifying the experience of the neighborhood, its history, its present, and the relationship of urban design to the human form.

Willi Dorner Bio
Willi Dorner is a choreographer, curator, and video artist who combines disciplines to subvert and question our perception of movement and dance. He has been active as a choreographer in Vienna since the late 1980s and is regarded as one of the most important choreographers working in Europe today. His pieces have appeared in festivals and venues in Europe, Africa, North, and South America and China.  His recent work, Bodies in Urban Spaces was created in France and has since toured in Austria, England, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the US. He has also worked as a guest choreographer for the Vienna State Opera Ballet, the Dance Theatre Ireland in Dublin, and the Scottish Dance Theatre.

 

Free and open
to the public

Venue
Sites throughout
Lower Manhattan

Meeting Point
Central Plaza
of Coenties Slip Park
at Pearl Street,
Between Broad Street
and Hanover Square

Subway
4, 5 to Bowling Green

Supported in part by the Austrian Cultural Forum
Image: Willi Dorner, Bodies in Urban Spaces / © Lisa Rastl

©2010 FIAF, French Institute Alliance Française   22 East 60th Street, NYC   212 355 6100

 
Willi Dorner: Bodies
in Urban Spaces

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