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.
Driscoll conceives Space as a joyful requiem for the myth of human progress, set to a collaboratively created chant sung by performers and audience members. Dancers reanimate historical and contemporary images, from scratches on a cavewall to snapshots in an Instagram feed, forcing us to consider how we are creating ourselves and our worlds when we make an image. Space will have its world premiere as part of Peak Performances at Montclair State University in April 2019.
Related videos on Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive:
- Faye Driscoll performing Thank You For Coming: Attendance from 2017
Saturday, Feb 23
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Pillow Lab: In Process with
At Jacob’s Pillow: Feb 23