Pillow Lab: In Process with Faye Driscoll | Showing: February 23 at 2pm
In her most recent body of work, the Thank You For Coming series, Faye Driscoll extends the sphere of influence of performance, creating a communal space where everything is questioned, heightened, and palpable. During this developmental residency, the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award Winner works on the third and final work in the critically-acclaimed trilogy, Space.
According to Driscoll, the trilogy is a “series of works about how we are all wrapped up in each other, whether we like it or not. Each work in the series poses performance as a ritual act in which we sense that we do not exist in a vacuum.” Praised by Wendy Perron of Dance Magazine as “the most engaging performance I’ve seen in a long time,” the Thank You For Coming trilogy’s two existing iterations have been commissioned and presented nationally and internationally by acclaimed presenters over the past four years, including Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project.
Space is an intimate performance, and a liberatory ritual that confronts one of life’s most notable transitions. At the center of Space is the human body—built for action, self-contained, and powerfully driven by life’s forceful desire. Upheld by a world of her own making, Driscoll constructs and conducts a shared exploration of presence and absence, light and dark, sound and silence to contemplate the positive potential of our shared conclusion. Space will have its world premiere as part of Peak Performances at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey on April 11, 2019.
Related videos on Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive:
- Faye Driscoll performing Thank You For Coming: Attendance from 2017
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Pillow Lab: In Process with
At Doris Duke Theatre: Feb 23