“…what’s on display here is tantalizing… and powerful in itself. And it augurs well for the mixed-genre performance forms in which Mr. Gantner [PS122 Artistic Director] seems to take a special interest.”
– John Rockwell, The New York Times
In an excerpt from the Shane Belles film Dakota, performer Colin Gee – a former principle clown for Cirque du Soleil – combines experiments in identity with deft physical characterization to recreate the film’s climactic scene as a riveting solo performance. The scene portrayed is the cathartic arrival of a father to negotiate the exchange of his abducted daughter from former associates, having failed all demands. Introduced by a video installation that provides narrative context and a synopsis of the film, from Dakota also features live vocal and electronic accompaniment from acclaimed composer Erin Gee.
PS122’s Sunday Afternoon Discovery takes back the talk-back and reinvigorates it with in-depth and engaging exchanges with the artists, from interactive lectures to full-on workshops.
On September 11, check your personality at the door and join Colin for “Transparent Portraits: Identity as a Function of Time Place and Learning,” free after the performance.
Click to read John Rockwell’s full review,
“A Movie’s Climactic Scene Reimagined for the Stage”(.pdf) in The New York Times.
September 7-11, 2005
Wednesday-Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon Discovery:
September 11 5:30 p.m.