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Gerard & Kelly, Workshops as Work: Verb Dance

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Gerard & Kelly, Verb Dance, 2014. Performance: The Kitchen, New York. Photo: Ian Douglas.

Part of the Fall 2014 R&D Season: CHOREOGRAPHY

Gerard & Kelly’s Workshops as Work series is open to the public. Workshop fees and registration will be announced soon.

Curious as to how a work of performance has multiple lives—both as something to be watched and experienced as a reader and as something to be done and experienced as a participant—Gerard & Kelly will reformat existing projects into public workshops taking place in the New Museum Theater. These workshops test intimate scores with larger groups and explore transmission of work entering its second and third “generation.” Interested individuals, dancers and non-dancers alike, may sign up to participate in these two-day workshops. Both workshops will be open to public view.

December 14, 2014: Workshop as Work: Reusable Parts/Endless Love
January 10, 2015: Workshop as Work: Verb Dance

About Reusable Parts/Endless Love
In this score-based, interactive performance installation for a rotating cast, performers transmit and transform the instructions for a kiss between a man and a woman into a machine-like production of unscripted intimacy. Commissioned by Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church in 2011 and included in “Made in L.A. 2014” at the Hammer Museum, this work will be reformatted as a public workshop.

About Verb Dance
First shown at The Kitchen as a site-specific installation in 2014, this unfinished work re-uses Richard Serra’s Verb List (1967–68) as a score for movement and interaction, exploring the relationship between language and the body. Reformatting the work as a one-day workshop, the artists explore the transmission of the score to a larger group of individuals and within the architecture of the New Museum Theater.


This program is made possible, in part, through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Additional support for artist residencies is made possible by Laurie Wolfert.
Generous endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

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