Wednesday December 12, 2018
Performance begins promptly at 7:00 PM and will last approximately 17 minutes
Lever House, 390 Park Ave
Reception with refreshments to follow
RSVP kindly requested
Greene Naftali, Peter Halley and Lever House Art Collection present Untitled (FOLD), a site-specific performance conceived and choreographed by Jessie Gold, taking place in and around Halley’s large-scale installation at Lever House, New York, New York. The performance includes two dancers who, accompanied by a pulsating score set to the tempo of the human heartbeat, explore notions of internal and external movement. Beginning in the courtyard outside of the Lever House before moving into the building’s lobby, Gold’s performance folds architectural space into the body and complements Halley’s own intervention into the interrelation of artwork, architecture and the surrounding city.
Performed by Chris Bráz and Jessie Gold
Sound score by Ivan Berko
Jessie Gold (born Caracas, Venezuela) is a dancer, choreographer, and artist living in New York. Gold has worked with choreographers Biba Bell, Caitlin Cook, and Walter Dundervill. Since 2004, Gold has worked with Maria Hassabi and recently, beginning in 2016, has toured internationally in her work. Currently Gold is performing Simone Forti’s “Dance Constructions” at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done. Her work has been shown at various theaters, museums and galleries including Danspace Project, New York; BFI (Bas Fisher Invitational), Miami; CANADA, New York; Movement Research at Judson Church, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, and Roulette, New York.
Chris Bráz is a Detroit native and Brooklyn-based Afro-Latinx Artist. He received his B.F.A in Dance from Wayne State University. Chris Joined Heidi Latsky Dance in June 2016. He has been featured in Salon.com, and The New York Times in Katy Pyle's Production of Sleeping Beauty & The Beast, as well as Film/ TV appearances on Hulu, buzzfeed news, and Dixie-To-Go/ Project Runway commercials. For more info visit www.chrisbraz.com
Ivan Berko is a musician and DJ living in Chinatown, Manhattan. He has been releasing music since the early 2000s and has been a staple on the downtown musical landscape. In the last 20 years he has toured around the country and Europe playing live and DJing in clubs. He currently is writing new music for a few 2019 releases.
The original creation of Untitled (FOLD) was made possible by the generous support of Bas Fisher Invitational (BFI) and Katherine Fleming (Bridge Initiative). Thank you to Ivan Berko, Chris Bráz, Elizabeth Hart, Nikki Rollason and Kyle Thurman. Special thank you to Roya Sachs, Greene Naftali and Peter Halley.
Image: Courtesy of Jessie Gold