Sixth Floor Gallery, East Side
About Asad Raza’s Weekend Guests
As part of Root sequence. Mother tongue (2017), Asad Raza has invited a series of guests to occupy the installation with choreographic, musical, and intellectual events for weekend visitors to the museum. Comprising mentors, friends, and younger creative practitioners, the group is a plurivocal portrait of the artist’s community. View the full program.
Moriah Evans: Episodes and Fragments
This program is series of research inquiries on movement, viewership, behaviors, and values. Moriah Evans, Lizzie Feidelson, Nicole Mannarino, and Sarah Beth Percival will occupy Root sequence. Mother tongue with a series of embodied practices, exploring interiority while negotiating the external visibility of performance.
Moriah Evans is an artist working in and on the form of dance—as artifact, object and culture with its histories, default production mechanisms, modes of staging and viewing—and the capacity of the public to read dance. Her choreographies navigate utopic and dystopic potentials within dance, approached as a fleshy and matriarchal form sliding between minimalism and excess. Her choreographic work has been commissioned and presented in New York by Danspace Project; MoMA PS1; Issue Project Room; Movement Research at Judson Church; the Kitchen; and the American Realness festival; in California at CalIT2; as well as internationally at Kampnagel (Hamburg, Germany); Theatre de l'Usine (Geneva, Switzerland); Villa Empain (Brussels, Belgium); and Atelier de Paris Carolyn Carlson (Paris, France). Evans was an Artist-in-Residence at Movement Research (2011-2013); The New Museum (2012); Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2013, 2014); Issue Project Room (2014); Studio Series at New York Live Arts (2015); and MoMA PS1 (2016). She was nominated for the New York Dance and Performance “Bessie" Award for Emerging Choreographer for her work Social Dance 1-8 Index (2015). She initiated The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, a collective apparatus involved in research processes and practices to investigate participatory images of performance and systems of choreography. Evans received her B.A. in Art History and English Literature from Wellesley College and her M.A. in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the University of California, San Diego. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Movement Research Performance Journal.