IMPRESSIONS: Work Up 5.1 at Gibney with Hollis Bartlett & Nattie Trogdon, Proteo Media + Perform
Making it in New York, which may just mean making the rent, is no easy feat. The journey includes lucky breaks and hard knocks alike, but nothing matters more than opportunities: to succeed, to fail, or, most important of all, to try. Due to funding and presenting limitations, the journey for choreographers necessitates a specific arc. They must nurture an ethos that evolves from creating short festival-friendly pieces to evening-length ones.
Gibney’s Work Up provides an essential point in that journey — the chance to show a novella-length piece with other up-and-comers. The program also includes a space residency and professional development. 5.1, the first in the fifth iteration of this series, features three works that range from minimalism to maximalism, from abstraction to . . .
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Catie Leasca; Photo by Taylor Burton