A multi-disciplinary collaboration between choreographer Jonah Bokaer, writer Anne Carson, and sculptor Peter Cole, STACKS explores the nature of collapse as manifested in human anatomy, written language, and everyday objects. The project challenges traditional expectations of what a dance, text, or sculpture can be. STACKS was created from an original text by award-winning writer Anne Carson, who performs live at each presentation of the piece.
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STACKS is presented as part of O, Miami: a county-wide poetry festival. Visit www.omiami.org.
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.
JONAH BOKAER is an international choreographer, media artist, artist space developer and social entrepreneur. Bokaer’s choreography has been produced in Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Bokaer’s production “REPLICA,” created with Daniel Arsham and Judith Sánchez Ruíz, was the only American choreography seen at the Athens Festival, and the Festival de Marseille (2010). The development of his choreography in France has included major productions in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, and Avignon (FUSED, 2011). In 2008-2009 Bokaer became the first dance artist to be appointed a Young Leader of the French AmericanFoundation. He led a group of choreographers in the formation of Chez Bushwick (2002). He later founded CPR – Center for Performance Research, a 4,000 square foot arts facility in Williamsburg, in collaboration with John Jasperse (2008). For more information, please visit www.jonahbokaer.net.
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