NOX is a collaborative performance created by poet Anne Carson and choregrapher Rashaun Mitchell and based on Carson's National Book Award-finalist poetry collection NOX.
The performance is approximately 50 minutes long. Audience members will be asked to stand and move throughout the space during the performance. Chairs will be available for those that require them. Even though the performance will utilize all four floors of the Moore Building, wheelchair access will be available. Valet parking is $3.
NOX is presented as part of O, Miami: a county-wide poetry festival. Visit www.omiami.org for more.
ANNE CARSON is a classics scholar and the author of eight books of poetry, essays, and translation, including The Beauty of the Husband, Autobiography of Red, Plainwater, Glass, Irony and God, If Not, Winter: Fragment of Sappho, Decreation, and Nox. Carson was the 2008 Lillian Vernon Writer-in-Residence at the NYU Creative Writing Program.
RASHAUN MITCHELL was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He started dancing at Concord Academy in Massachusetts and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2000 when he received the Viola Farber-Slayton Memorial Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts. Since then he has danced with Pam Tanowitz, Chantal Yzermans, Donna Uchizono, Risa Jaroslow, Sara Rudner, Rebecca Lazier, and Richard Colton. He joined Merce Cunningham Dance Company in January 2004 and is currently on faculty at the Cunningham Studio. In 2007 he was the recipient of a Princess Grace Award: Dance Fellowship. His own choreography has been presented at Princeton University, Wellesley College and the University of Minnesota, in New York at the Skirball Center, the La Mama Theater, Mt. Tremper Arts and The Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston. He continues to collaborate with Silas Riener on new projects. For more info, visit www.rashaunmitchell.com.
SILAS RIENER grew up in Washington DC. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Comparative Literature. He has worked with Takehiro Ueyama, Christopher Williams, Jonah Bokaer, and Rebecca Lazier's TERRAIN. He premiered NOX, a collaboration with poet Anne Carson and choreographer Rashaun Mitchell in 2010, with whom he continues to develop new projects. He became a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance company in November 2007. While performing with MCDC, Riener completed his MFA in Dance at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
BEN MILLER/degeneration has been cultivating his technique since 1982, presenting a sonic tapestry that defies standard guitar playing. Miller produces a dense, multiphonic soundscape by outputting several pickups into separate effect chains. With the addition of radio and analog tape it is difficult to discern where any one sound originates or where it is heading. As a guitarist-saxophonist, Miller has explored psychedelic songwriting, freeform-based improvisation and notated scores in quasi-tonality for what seems like eons. He was raised in the late 60's, Ann Arbor, Michigan having since formed and collaborated with various groups focusing solely on original music. He has resided in the NYC metro area since 2003.
ROB CURRIE is an artist working in New York and Ann Arbor, MI.
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O, Miami is a Knight-funded non-profit organization dedeciated to exanding and advancing literary culture in Miami, FL. O, Miami produces the annual O, Miami Poetry Festival, Jai-Alai Books, Jai Alai magazine, and other programs which bring the best literature to the greatest number of people. For more, visit omiami.org.