Fri, June 23 from 6:00-6:30pm
Sun, June 25 from 6:00-6:30pm
City Hall Park
Commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
In STAGED? (2016) – undressed, four performers in abstractly patterned clothing are entangled in a slowly metamorphosing living sculpture. In its “undressed” iteration for River To River, away from its theatrical setting, the work invites the context of public space to influence the sculptural form and become its new stage.
STAGED? (2016) – undressed is set in City Hall Park among Katja Novitskova’s sculptural exhibition, EARTH POTENTIAL, presented by Public Art Fund.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Luca Ghedini
Maria Hassabi: STAGED? (2016) – undressed. Performance view, XING Live Arts Week VI, Bologna, Italy, April 29, 2017. Performers, Jessie Gold, Hristoula Harakas, Maria Hassabi, Oisín Monaghan. Photo: Luca Ghedini
STAGED (2016) is a co-production of Dance4 (Nottingham, UK); FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival (New York, NY); High Line Art (New York, NY); The Keir Foundation with support from Dancehouse, Melbourne (Melbourne, AUS); The Kitchen (New York, NY); Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels, BE); Onassis Cultural Center – Athens (Athens, GR); and Summer Stages Dance @ ICA/Boston (MA); was developed through residencies at Live Arts Bard at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College (Annandale on Hudson, NY); Camargo Foundation with funding from the Jerome Foundation (Cassis, FR); and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (Captiva Island, FL); and supported, in part, by contributions from Steve Khan, Randi & Jeff Levine and Leo Koenig & Maggie Clinton.
Space for STAGED was generously donated by NYC Parks & Recreation.
Performers: Jessie Gold, Hristoula Harakas, Maria Hassabi, Oisín Monaghan
Outfits: Victoria Bartlett
Dramaturgy: Scott Lyall
Management: Alexandra Rosenberg