GLORIA is Maria Hassabi’s fourth evening-length piece; for its creation, she has worked with several of her longtime collaborators, dancers Hristoula Harakas and David Adamo, fashion designers ThreeAsFour, musician Jody Elf, dramaturge Marcos Rosales, lighting designer Joe Levasseur, and visual artist Scott Lyall.

GLORIA is composed through the layering of three individual solos. Each solo was developed separately and then joined together. As a result, they inhabit a space of quiet stillness and isolation in which the body is viewed as sculpture, dead and alive at the same time. Moving between one iconic posture and another, the dancers invoke a set of fleeting images within their abstract, mobile diagram. GLORIA’s rhythm stretches time across an optical field of perception, allowing each audience member to recall their own references and fantasies.

Named by Time Out New York as one of “25 Ace New Yorkers to Keep an Eye On” in 2006, Maria Hassabi, born in Cyprus, is an independent choreographer living and working in New York City.

Photography by Natasha Papadopoulou

Running time: 1 hour

Co-commissioned by Allison Sarofim and Ballroom Marfa.

GLORIA is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.



SHOWTIMES: January 11, 2008 at 10pm, January 12, 2008 at 3pm
Tickets from $20, $15 (students/seniors), $10 (members)
N.Y. Premiere
November 7-10, 2007

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