Friday, June 19 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm
Saturday, June 20 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm
Monday, June 22 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm
Wednesday, June 24 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm
Thursday June 25 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm
Saturday, June 27 at 1:00pm
Sunday, June 28 at 1:00pm
at Governors Island: Fort Jay Magazine

“What are the ideal conditions for dance? Souvenir forces us to confront this question—and offers a space in which to imagine the possibilities.” – Lydia Bell, 2013 BAC Story

Co-commissioned and presented by Baryshnikov Arts Center, with generous support from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA.

Developed during a Baryshnikov Arts Center Princess Grace Foundation-USA Works-in-Progress Residency and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space residency, Rachel Tess’s Souvenir Undone is an ongoing dance project that explores the relationship between architecture and choreography and choreographer and audience. The work more specifically delves into the concept of pre-existing institutional structures and how this design may impact the making and viewing of performance.

For River To River, Rachel Tess further investigates the relationships between the surrounding environments and the people occupying the space in the site-specific work, Souvenir Undone. During the performance, dancers will move to the sounds of the city and adapt the choreography to the site using constructed modules to move the existing architecture. In Souvenir Undone audiences will shift their vantage point throughout the performance.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Michael Mazzola

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Dancer: Luis Rodriguez

Souvenir Undone is supported in part by The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and Howard Gilman Foundation.

Souvenir Undone was developed, in part, during a Princess Grace Foundation-USA Work-in-Progress Residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Souvenir at LMCC in September, 2014 is made possible with a stipend for International projects from the Swedish Arts Council. Souvenir is also made possible by the generous supporters of Rachel Tess Dance (501c3 non-profit).