The Bureau for the Future of Choreography: 1776

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The Bureau for the Future of Choreography: 1776

Time: March 9, 2017 at 8pm to March 11, 2017 at 11pm
Location: Gibney Dance
Street: 280 Broadway
City/Town: New York, NY 10007
Website or Map:…
Phone: 646.837.6809
Event Type: dance, performance
Organized By: The Bureau for the Future of Choreography
Latest Activity: Mar 9, 2017

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Event Description

The Bureau for the Future of Choreography stages a means to understand the choreographies of our democracy. With 1776, The Bureau invites the public to examine artifacts generated by the US government through the participatory reenactment of an annotated US Senate proceeding. Each performance exposes structures and choreographic procedures impacting the organization of bodies inside a nation-state. In 1776, the public assembles expressly as a body politic to perform one of its mechanisms of governance.

1776 will be accompanied by US in the US, a performative installation that proposes a score for political action and reflection. Visitors to the installation can READ critical texts on government, equity and forgotten histories; CALL US government representatives to lodge complaints, grievances and/or poetic propositions; and MARK sites of political protest and/or injustice on an interactive map of the US.

The Bureau for the Future of Choreography is an apparatus that collectively builds performance experiences and documents. The Bureau strives for group decision-making, and explores not only group dynamics but also states of embodiment as well as myths of individual and collective authorship. The Bureau produces permeating archives of dance/performance and subsequent heterogeneous histories. The Bureau is a state of flux, shifting appearance according to the specific context. Rather than “products,” The Bureau is forever involved in research processes and practices to investigate participatory images of performance and systems of choreography.

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