Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
A renowned choreographer explores the dance of everyday life and reveals that art-making is as natural as walking down the street.
In this sparkling, innovative, fully-illustrated work, world-renowned choreographer Annie-B Parson translates the components of dance—time, proximity, space, motion and tone— into text.
As we follow Parson through her days—at home, reading, and on her walks down the street—and in and out of conversations on everything from Homer’s Odyssey to feminist art to social protest, she helps us see how everyday movement creates the wider world. Dance, it turns out, is everything and everywhere.
With the insight and verve of a soloist, Parson shows us how art-making is a part of our everyday lives and our political life as we move, together and apart, through space.
Annie-B Parson is an award-winning choreographer and co-founder of the OBIE and Bessie Award–winning Big Dance Theater. Ms. Parson has created choreography for opera, pop stars, television, theater, ballet, symphonies, objects, museums, augmented reality, and 1,000 amateur singers. Among many others, she has choreographed for David Byrne, St Vincent, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Esperanza Spaulding, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Okwui Okpokwasili is a Brooklyn based performer, choreographer and writer creating multidisciplinary performance pieces. The child of immigrants from Nigeria, Okpokwasili was born and raised in the Bronx, and the histories and imagined futures of these places and the girls and women who inhabit them feature prominently in much of her work.