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Performance Premiere: renacemos a cada instante by Camilo Godoy

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Camilo Godoy, Choreographic Studies (Giselle), 2015-2022 (detail). Photo: Luis Corzo. Courtesy the artist

Artist Camilo Godoy premieres a new performance work, renacemos a cada instante, exploring mourning practices and the resilience found in bodily joy and pleasure. This performance is the culmination of Godoy’s residency at the New Museum, for which he used the Museum’s theater as a space for rehearsal, dialogue, and collaboration. Performing with Godoy will be dancers Reginald Thomas Brown, Iliana Penichet-Ramírez, and Gabriel Reyes, and cellist Sasha Ono.

The title is borrowed from an embroidered work made by the queer Paraguayan artist Feliciano Centurión in 1995, the year before he died of complications related to AIDS. Godoy adjusts Centurión’s title Renazco a cada instante (I am reborn at every moment) to “renacemos a cada instante” (we are reborn at every moment) to emphasize collective celebrations of life and death.

The performance draws on Godoy’s Choreographic Studies, a personal archive and a constellation of collaged images that represent the human body performing gestures of eroticism, ecstasy, grief, and pain. Godoy sources the images from historical archives, art history, pornography, and medical materials. He intersperses them with photographs of himself and other dancers rehearsing and arranges the images in sequences of evocative poses that he treats as dance notations. Taken together, this archive presents an alternate history of emotional life, surfacing queer experiences of death, intimacy, and sexual expression.

Learn more about “Camilo Godoy: renacemos a cada instante,” the New Museum’s 2023-2024 artist-in-residence, here.

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About the Artist

Camilo Godoy (b. Bogotá, Colombia; he/him) is a New York-based artist whose practice spans photography, performance, pedagogy, and archival production. Godoy has participated in residencies at Movement Research, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), coleção moraes-barbosa, Recess, and SOLARIS; and has been exhibited in New York at Brooklyn Museum, Leslie-Lohman Museum, OCDChinatown, PROXYCO Gallery; and Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá; Moody Center, Houston; UNSW Galleries, Sydney; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito; among others. He has performed at Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Toronto Biennial, and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. 

About the Collaborators

Iliana Penichet-Ramírez (b. 1998, Los Angeles, CA; she/her) is an artist living and working in New York City. As a dancer, choreographer, and movement director she collaborates with artists to make live performances and video work. She has performed across North America, Europe, and Australia at venues including Pioneer Works, Abrons Arts Center, Baryshnikov Art Center, PAGEANT, MASS MoCA, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Roundhouse, and Sydney Opera House.

Reginald Thomas Brown (b. 1952 in Kansas City, MO; they/them) is a former performing artist. Brown studied the Katherine Dunham technique with Karl Beecham at the Martha Graham School. Later in life, Brown founded a dance company in Mexico City and also taught dance internationally with a focus on the Graham and Dunham techniques.

Sasha Ono (b. 1991, New York, NY; she/her) is a multi-Grammy featured cellist known for her unique melodic sound. Ono explores newly discovered works by underrepresented musicians and composers through Lotus Chamber Music Collective and Comfy Classical. She facilitates community and empathy building through music with welcoming programming. Ono’s musical sketches and performances draw from her personal memories and experiences and provide space for reflection and connection.

Gabriel Reyes (b. 1989, Hammonton, NJ; he/him) is a dancer living in New York, born and raised in New Jersey. He trained in dance at Stockton University and he performs in any and all styles. His stage credits include Legally Blonde, On Your Feet, The Bodyguard, Viva La Broadway, Saturday Night Fever, and the 2017 Tony Awards.

Sponsors

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

We gratefully acknowledge the Bowery Council of the New Museum for its support of Education and Public Engagement Programs.

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.

Full support for “Camilo Godoy: renacemos a cada instante,” can be viewed here.

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