This winter, New York Live Arts will be hosting a special performing arts event, 2 New Works; poem and Secret Mary on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m.
The world premiere of poem and Secret Mary comes as a creation of the first two works of a multi-year, multi-venue project which will fuse three finished dances into a fourth work of Tere O'Connor in 2013. Opening night will feature a late discussion about the series moderated by Jenn Joy.
His latest work amplifies his affinity for developing distinctly unrelated strains of material and inserting them into complex networks. O'Connor utilizes assemblage, layering and juxtaposition to create and define his works that follow choreographic logic absent of traditional narratives. By focusing on constant reapplication of these choreographed processes, O'Connor searches for social resonance through the dance art form.
2 New Works: poem and Secret Mary also examines how cultures bleed into each other to create dynamic new relationships and experiences. The first work in the series is Secret Mary, which is based on O'Connor's mentoring relationships with young artists Tess Dworman, Devynn Emory, Ryan Kelly and Mary Read. The second work, poem, is the second dance in the series, commissioned by New York Live Arts, in which O’Connor reexamines his career long obsession with artifice and formal structures in dance.
O'Connor has created over 35 works for his company. He is also recognized as one of the nation's most influential contemporary choreographers. Additionally, the dance company has performed his works throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Canada.
As the recipient of various awards including the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art Award, the Arts International's DNA Project Award, and a Creative Capital Award, O'Connor is both a choreographer as well as a provocative educator and continues to showcase his talents through the arts.
The performing arts show at New York Live Arts will run until Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m, with a special showing and early conversation with Tere O'Connor on Friday, November 30 at 10 p.m.
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