Joanna Kotze, It Happened It Had Happened It Is Happening It Will Happen
Photo: Ian Douglas
Daniel Linehan, Not about everything
Photo: Jason Somna
Approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes with no intermission.
Co-presenter: Ottawa Dance Directive / SD10#22
Not About Everything, Daniel Linehan
Daniel Linehan’s acclaimed solo endlessly spins around the centre of a network of ideas. Witty, smart, and viscerally gripping, the piece introduces a series of variations and accelerations, creating a space for thoughtful reflection.
Coproducers: Created through the Bessie Schönberg/First Light Commissioning Program and Creative Residency Program of Dance Theater Workshop With the support of the Jerome Foundation (St. Paul, MN, US), the Ford Foundation (New York, US), the National Endowment for the Arts (a US federal agency), the New York State Council of the Arts, and the Jerome Robbins Foundation (New York, US) Made possible through the Movement Research Artist Residency Project, funded in part by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund (Philadelphia, PA, US)
IT HAPPENED IT HAD HAPPENED IT IS HAPPENING IT WILL HAPPEN, Joanna Kotze
Bessie Award-winning Joanna Kotze’s beautifully disordered trio confronts the seductiveness of classifying, ordering, and structuring, while attempting to hold onto the character of the unnamable, vulnerable, and imaginable.
Coproducers: It Happened It Had Happened It Is Happening It Will Happen was created, in part, with support from the Danspace Project 2012-13 Commissioning Initiative, with support from the Jerome Foundation and in part by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. It Happened…also received support from Bard College’s Dance Program and Live Arts Bard 2014, New York Live Arts’ 2012 Studio Series program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation and was developed, in part, with support from Gibney Dance Center’s boo-koo space grant program. The process and production of It Happened…was also made possible by contributions from generous individual donors.
“Linehan is extremely smart about what he’s doing … he’s mesmerizing to watch in what seems like an ordeal of discovery.”The Village Voice
[IT HAPPENED IT HAD HAPPENED IT IS HAPPENING IT WILL HAPPEN] “… this restless piece (is) formidable and strange: a run-on sentence for the body.”The New York Times