Taryn Simon and Thea Little Dance - 010/12/16

Harriet McCaig @ Mount Everett, Massachusetts
Harriet McCaig @ Mount Everett, Massachusetts

Fiction, at its best, is a radical act of intimacy. It seeks to join, to merge, to know deeply;
and, as with intimacy, there is a way in which it cannot be faked. ----Stacey D'Erasmo
[ Harriet McCaig @ Opal Massage - Park Slope, Brooklyn ]
Harriet McCaig and Nicholas Croft @ Omi International Arts Center - Ghent, New York

Paul B Goode, specializing in portrait and dance photography, has worked professionally in New York City
for over 30 years. His subject matter ranges from ballerinas to bodybuilders, exotic dancers to
pregnant women. Paul has photographed backstage at the Metropolitan Opera House,
on Red Square, and in Death Valley.
Harriet McCaig @ Opal Massage - Park Slope, Brooklyn

A conceptual artist working primarily with image and text, Taryn Simon breaks form with her first ever
directed performance in which she considers the anatomy of grief and the intricate systems that we
devise to contend with the irrationality of the universe. Each night at sundown, more than thirty
professional mourners populate Simon’s sculptural installation, broadcasting their lamentations.
Taryn Simon breaks form with her first ever directed performance.

Life is really pretty tricky, and there's a lot of loss, and the longer you stay alive, the more people
you lose whom you actually couldn't live without. ---Anne Lamott
---Anne Lamott quote.

The Censor, whose core issue is isolation and connection, splits us into Silencer and Secret-to-be-kept,
tells us, "Don't speak of it; don't see it; you're the only one who ever felt that." Possessed by the Censor,
we feel shame confusion, and blame, often for the victim, or we live in denial. The Censor deludes
us with the belief that the pain we are in will go away if we don't name it or speak of it. ---Starhawk
---Starhawk quote.

Harriet McCaig listening to An Occupation of Loss @ The Park Avenue Armory
Harriet McCaig listening to An Occupation of Loss @ The Park Avenue Armory

I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt. ---George Orwell
[ Public moments of lamentation with Choreographer / Dancer
Lucy Kerr @ MetroTech, Brooklyn ]
---Nam June Paik quote.

Thea Little is a Brooklyn-based performer, choreographer, musician, composer, and director.
Thea Little is a Brooklyn-based performer, choreographer, musician, composer, and director.

Jamila Youngstedt holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (Magna Cum Laude) from Cornish College of
the Arts, where she studied on scholarship. Miss Youngstedt currently resides in New York City, where
she is an Apprentice with ZviDance. She has also performed with Loren Royse & Co., Kinetic
Architecture Dance Theatre, Buglisi Dance Theatre, and Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre.
Jamila Youngstedt holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance.

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