Sarah Michelson

Devotion Study #2

Friday, April 5, 2013

We are sorry to announce that this installation has been canceled. We regret any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the rest of the DANCE MOViES screenings.

Part of the DANCE MOViES Commission, this installation officially premieres on April 6, and will be followed by an open reception and panel discussion with all commissioned artists.

In 2012, Sarah Michelson created an 80-minute dance called Devotion Study #1 – the American Dancer, at the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the Whitney Biennial.

In Devotion Study #2, Michelson works with animator Jack Tilley. Together they challenge the vitality of one medium (dance) through translation into another (animation). This animated film is presented as an architectural installation that asks whether the original dance continues to exist.

Hélène Lesterlin + Ash Bulayev

Sarah Michelson’s work has been presented and commissioned by BAM, PS122, The Kitchen, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Danspace Project, and Movement Research in New York City; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; On the Boards, Seattle; ODC Theater, San Francisco; and Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales; and has toured to the Cutting Edge Festival, Frankfurt; Venice Biennale; Sommerszene, Salzburg; Tanz im August Festival, Berlin; and Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Zürich.

She has created several evening-length and modular works, including Devotion Study #1 – The American Dancer (2012); Devotion (2011); Dover Beach (2008); DOGS (2006); and Daylight (2005).

Michelson has received two Bessie awards for choreography and visual design, a Doris Duke Artist Award, a Bucksbaum Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award, and the Alpert Award for dance. She has received support from Creative Capital, the Jerome Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, BUILD, Mid-Atlantic Foundation’s USAI, AMC Live Music for Dance, the MAP Fund, National Dance Project, National Performance Network, the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund, and the Yellow House Fund.

Sarah Michelson
Studio 1—Goodman
April 5, 2013, 10AM7PM
April 6, 2013, 10AM7PM

EMPAC 2012-2013 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by continuous support from the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Additional project support by 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 and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council for the Arts; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, and Fond for Utøvende Kunstner.

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