When You Rise Up: Performance Texts

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Poetry. Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Studies. WHEN YOU RISE UP collects texts by choreographer Miguel Gutierrez, a relentlessly exploratory figure in the contemporary dance scene. Gutierrez engages artistic community in a radical sense, interrogating physical encounter at all scales, from the collaborating performers to the world where the work takes place. Standing alone from their original contexts, these pieces radiate with the physical urgency of a life committed to art and performance. "These are spacious, ...
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Overview


Poetry. Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Studies. WHEN YOU RISE UP collects texts by choreographer Miguel Gutierrez, a relentlessly exploratory figure in the contemporary dance scene. Gutierrez engages artistic community in a radical sense, interrogating physical encounter at all scales, from the collaborating performers to the world where the work takes place. Standing alone from their original contexts, these pieces radiate with the physical urgency of a life committed to art and performance. "These are spacious, hot, lyrical, obsessive poems. Oh I guess you call them performance texts. I love this book"--Eileen Myles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981753348
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Pages: 60
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Miguel Gutierrez is a Brooklyn based dance and music artist. He creates group work in collaboration with dancers, visual and music artists as the director of Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, and he also makes solos. His work has been presented internationally in venues such as Dance Theater Workshop in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and ImPulsTanz in Vienna. He was the instigator of freedom of information, a performance/protest/meditation project in 2001 and 2008. He has received support from the NEA, Jerome Foundation, Creative Capital, Rockefeller MAP Fund, New York Foundation for the Arts. He has two New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Awards: for dancing with John Jasperse Company, and for choreography. As a singer, he has performed with My Robot Friend, Antony and the Johnsons and Vincent Segal. He teaches classes regularly around the world and he invented DEEP (Death Electric Emo Protest) AEROBICS.
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