Court/Garden is a 3-act dance and live music performance that is inspired by the imperial ballets of King Louis XIV of France’s courts, the spectatorship of the stage, and the use of video feeds as cultural, social, and political frames of experience.
This event is free and RSVPs are required. To RSVP, click on the following link and select the time for the date you would like to attend: http://lmcc.net/event/courtgarden-2/
For River To River 2015, a canary torsi will adapt Court/Garden from the theatrical environment it premiered in at Danspace Project (October 2014) to Federal Hall, the site where George Washington took the oath of office as the first President of the nation, and where the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices were located.
In adapting this performance to a site that embodies the birthplace of the American government, the team will explore how the multiplicity of stimuli disperses the singularity of image. The focus of this adaptation is two-fold: First, to develop a media-saturated theatrical environment and second, to present a re-imagined third act that is inclusive and influenced by a participating public amidst the chaos of an operatic spectacle that investigates and de-constructs theatrical conventions.