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The anxiety of urban life, danced in business casual.
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Friday September 16, 2016
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NY Premiere
monumental
Sep 16—Sep 17, 2016
 
Dance | Music

The Holy Body Tattoo
Music by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Choreography by Dana Gingras and Noam Gagnon

 
 

Amid a din of ambient guitars, nine dancers confined to two-by-two-foot pedestals belie their workplace-appropriate skirts and slacks in this full-bodied indictment of the daily grind from Canadian dance troupe the Holy Body Tattoo. With live accompaniment by the powerful Montreal-based post-rock ensemble Godspeed You! Black Emperor, this seething choreography telegraphs self-preservation against bureaucracy, groupthink, and drudgery. Behind the convulsive scene, projected texts by Conceptual artist Jenny Holzer offer wry commentary on the ambiguous ethics of going about one’s business, as these beleaguered bodies keep on keepin’ on. 

 

Text by Jenny Holzer
Films by William Morrison
Lighting design by Marc Parent

 
RUN TIME
1hr 25min
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Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by:
DDCF
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
 
“...raw, visceral, disturbing energy…”
— The Globe and Mail (Canada)
“...the show holds you in a thunderously dark, dystopian embrace.”
— The Guardian (UK)
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“It is wild, bleak, magisterial and incredibly loud.”
— Time Out Edinburgh
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