(work in progress)
Choreographed by Anna Sperber
Friday-Saturday, June 20-21 @ 8:00pm | Sunday, June 22 @ 6:00pm
Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income [Buy Tickets]
My work addresses the vibrancy, vulnerability, and power of the moving body. I look to access a layer of experience where exultation, pleasure, sensuality, fear, tension, and beauty are felt on a kinesthetic and visceral level.
I utilize a combination of technical rigor and improvisation to generate a deep rawness of emotion through endurance. Through extended explorations of almost trance like repetitive sequences, subtle changes evolve into what is experienced as glacial shifts. The relentless progression of repetition echos and draws upon occurrences and patterns in the natural world, as well as the body’s innate strength and sense of rhythm. At times the work can almost reach an experience which is akin to the feeling of tidal waves, which swell and break in turns of violence and calm.
Each piece has own sense of time, and unique visual landscape creating a feeling of dropping into an alternate and surreal world.
See the show’s listing in the Village Voice.
Anna Sperber’s work has been presented in venues including The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and The Ronald Feldman Gallery among many others. As a performer, she has worked with many choreographers including luciana achugar, and Juliette Mapp.
Sperber was as a 2013 Artist-In-Residence in the Dance in Process Series at Gibney Dance Center, a 2006-08 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence, and a 2008/09 resident choreographer of Sugar Salon through WAX and Barnard College. Her work has also been supported through residencies including LMCC at Governors Island, Harkness Dance Center, Mount Tremper Arts, and Experimental Television Center.
Sperber co-founded classclassclass.org, and was a co-curator of the MR Festival Spring 08 She has taught at Dance New Amsterdam, American Dance Festival, Hunter College, classclassclassclass, and as a guest artist at George Washington University. Sperber holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase.