River To River – Catherine Galasso: Of Granite and Glass

Catherine Galasso, Of Granite and Glass. Photo credit: Victoria Sendra
Catherine Galasso, Of Granite and Glass. Photo credit: Victoria Sendra

June 16 at 7pm
Winter Garden, Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street

All events in the River To River Festival are free and open to the public. Seating at Of Granite and Glass is first come first served. 

About Of Granite and Glass

Co-commissioned by LMCC and Arts Brookfield for the 2018 River To River Festival, Of Granite and Glass is part of choreographer Catherine Galasso’s 10-part series, Of Iron and Diamonds, based on Boccaccio’s 14th-century Decameron. The performance will combine her signature cinematic tableaux, whimsical nonlinear narratives and charismatic performers to engage in a choreographic dialogue with the architecture and atmosphere of the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. Performers will transform the space into a singular spectacle as they move between episodic and virtuosic movements on multiple planes, shaped closely by the grandeur and intrigue of Cesar Pelli’s grand marble staircase.

About Catherine Galasso: 

Catherine Galasso creates live performance at the intersection of dance, theater, and installation. Since 2006 she has created eight evening-length, cross-disciplinary, cast-specific performances presented by places like Joyce SoHo, SFMoMA, Bibliotheque National in Paris, Harvard University’s Carpenter Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, and the International Theater Festival in Pristina, Kosovo. Galasso’s Bring On The Lumière! (2011), based on French inventors of cinema the Lumière Brothers, was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award and is featured in the 2016 Oxford Handbook of Screen- dance Studies. Her 2015 get dancing, a collaboration with choreographer Andy de Groat was nominated for a ‘Bessie’ for Outstanding Revival. Her 2015 revival of Jim Neu’s The Floatones (with co-director Keith McDermott) at La MaMa was a New York Times “Critics’ Pick.” Galasso has been awarded residencies from The Watermill Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, Kaatsbaan, ODC Theater (San Francis- co), and ZonaD Studio (Bucharest), and commissions from Danspace, The River To River Festival, the San Francisco Foundation, among others. She is a 2015-17 Resident Artist with LMCC’s Extended Life Program, as well as a 2016/18 BAX AIR.


Presenting Partner: 

Arts Brookfield

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