NYC events. Used, Abused, and Hung Out to Dry by Trajal Harrell at MoMA, New York. Performance. Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 8:00 p.m. The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, first floor.
The Performance Program is part of MoMA’s increased focus on the historical as well as the contemporary practice of performance-based art. The ongoing series brings documentation and reenactments of historic performances, thematic group exhibitions, solo presentations, and original performance works to various locations throughout the Museum.
This new work stems partially from Harrell’s research into the life and work of Japanese choreographer Tatsumi Hijikata (1928–1986), and his development of butoh, a dance form he created in part to resist the conservatism he saw permeating the choreography of postwar Japan. Hijikata situated butoh as an outlaw, literary, and surrealist dance form, drawing on themes of death, criminality, abjection, and corporeality.
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