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POSTPONED: Ilya Vidrin: Attunement: That Which Cannot Be Measured

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Ilya Vidrin and Jessi Stegall, Attunement: Or That Which Cannot Be Measured, 2019. Courtesy of Reciprocity Collaborative


Choreographer, artist and educator Ilya Vidrin and the New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement present the New York premiere of Attunement: That Which Cannot Be Measured, a durational performance and workshop investigating the physicality of social ethics.

The program begins with a performance, in which dancers wear sensors designed to track and record subtle movements. The live data is then transmitted to a musician, who responds by interpreting the sensors’ score in real-time. Dancers respond to the sound, creating a feedback loop. The performance will then transition to a workshop, inviting audience members to explore movement-based studies. Through the practice of negotiating touch, proximity, and orientation, participants will investigate the physicality of ethical concepts, including consent, willingness, resistance, receptivity, and responsiveness.

Ilya Vidrin is a performer, educator, and researcher at the intersection of performing arts, philosophy, and interactive media. Born into a refugee family, Ilya’s research and artistic practice interrogates the complex ethics of human interaction, including the embodiment of empathy, cultural competence, and social responsibility. A graduate of Harvard University, Ilya is the creative director of the Reciprocity Collaborative, an interdisciplinary network of creative professionals dedicated to research, performance, and community engagement. Ilya will be joined on the 23rd with collaborating dancers Jessi Stegall, Valeria Solomonoff, and Orlando Reyes, as well as musicians Daniel Kurganov (violin) and Alec Hutson (guitar and vocals). The creation of this multimedia work has been generously supported by the Harvard University ArtLab, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and the MIT Media Lab.

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Support for Education and Public Engagement programs is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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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