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Age & Beauty

Co-presented with New York Live Arts

NYC Premiere
Wed, Sep 16–Sat, Sep 26

New York Live Arts

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Astounding American performer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez meets midlife head-on in this wild and ebullient triptych that celebrates queerness, art-making, and mortality. Gutierrez explores the nostalgic past, the prosaic present, and the imagined future of a life in art in the New York City premiere of the complete Age & Beauty series.

In English.

Age & Beauty Part 1
Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/

Sep 26 at 3pm Sep 22 & 23 at 7:30pm

Synchronized movement veers into irreverent disorderliness in this fierce duet between Gutierrez and dancer Mickey Mahar, originally created for the Whitney Biennial.

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Age & Beauty Part 2
Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@&

Sep 26 at 6pm Sep 24 & 25 at 10pm

Gutierrez explores his relationships with longtime collaborators choreographer Michelle Boulé, lighting designer Lenore Doxsee, and producer Ben Pryor in this touching meditation on the challenges of aging, archive, and artistic administration.

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Age & Beauty Part 3
Dancer or You can make whatever the fuck you want but you’ll only tour solos
or The Powerful People or We are strong/We are powerful/We are beautiful/
We are divine or &:’////

Sep 26 at 8pm Sep 24 & 25 at 7:30pm

As Gutierrez imagines his work having a life beyond him, he assembles his utopian ideal of a dance company for the end of the world. Jen Rosenblit, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Alex Rodabaugh, and Gutierrez’s 8-year-old godchild Ezra Azrieli Holzman form a striking group; their ages, body types, and technical capabilities each captivating while disrupting the traditional image of the dancer.

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About Miguel Gutierrez

Miguel Gutierrez (b. 1971, US) lives in Brooklyn and makes performances. Called “one of our most provocative and necessary artistic voices” by Dance Magazine, his work engages philosophical questions about the search for meaning. He is part of a legacy of process-focused experimental dance, drawing on influences including endurance-based performance art, noise music, and histories of spectacle. His work has been presented by Festival d'Automne, Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, and BAM; he sits on the Artist Advisory Board for Danspace Project. He received a Bessie Award for his work as a dancer in John Jasperse Company, and is a Guggenheim Fellow in choreography. Gutierrez is the author of WHEN YOU RISE (53rd State Press) and the inventor of Deep Aerobics. He premiered part 1 of Age & Beauty at the 2014 Whitney Biennial and Part 2 at American Realness in January 2015.



Co-presented with New York Live Arts

Image: Age & Beauty © Eric McNatt

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