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Performance Installation Series with Abigail Levine

  • Vox Populi 319 North 11th Street / Floor 3 Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)

In conjunction with the current group exhibition Anticipation, curated by Tina Plokarz, choreographer and dancer Abigail Levine presents Restagings No. 2: Of Serra (to movement) in the month of June. In her new performance installation, Levine translates the precariousness and interdependence in Richard Serra’s iconic “Prop” sculptures into the immediacy of performance and the human body. For two hours each day, dancers perform looping solos and duets. Their movements are recorded on a graphite panel, mounted on the wall of Gallery 1. Of Serra is the second work in Levine’s Restaging series which reads visual artworks as scores for performance. Drawing from visual and performance art alike, the performances examine our embodied experience of time, physical work and the differences in our repetitions.

Join the artist at Vox Populi and witness the physical transformation of sculpture. Abigail Levine performs both alone and accompanied by Philadelphia artist Vitche-Boul Ra. Sound design by composer Paula Matthusen.

* Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 4pm and 5pm (solo)
* Sunday, June 17, 2018, at 2pm and 4pm (solo)
* Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 5pm and 6pm (duet)

The works by choreographer and dancer Abigail Levine have been presented at numerous venues, including the Movement Research Festival, Danspace Project (United States), SESC São Paulo (Brazil), Benaki Museum (Greece), Prisma Forum (Mexico) and Taipei Fringe (Taiwan). She trained and performed with Marina Abramović in her MoMA retrospective (2010) and will return to MoMA to dance in choreographer Yvonne Rainer’s early works in fall 2018. She holds a Masters in Dance and Performance Studies from New York University and is Mellon Artist-in-Residence at the Center for Performance Research. Levine is currently a visiting professor in Dance at Wesleyan University. –

Photo: Abigail Levine, Restagings No. 2: Of Serra (to movement). Rehearsal documentation at Vox Populi, 2018.

Later Event: June 7
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