Ralph Lemon

Thursday, December 1, 2011
December 1, 2011

Ralph Lemon presents a work in progress of the 2-channel video installation of his latest work, giving a sense of an experience which will eventually encompass live performance, surround sound, two large scale projections, in an open environment where the audience can roam. The video material captures the ecstatic abandon of the 20-minute dance section called “Wall” from the piece How Can You Stay in the House and Not Go Anywhere? – Lemon’s 4-part project that premiered in 2010. The performers in “Wall” have cast themselves into turbulent physicality that borders on complete exhaustion, revealing what remains when we think we cannot go any further.

Hélène Lesterlin

Ralph Lemon is a dancer, choreographer, writer and visual artist. He currently serves as the Artistic Director of Cross Performance, a company dedicated to the creation of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance and presentation.

Ralph Lemon
Studio 2
December 1, 2011, 1:30PM

EMPAC 2011-2012 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA