Theater

Bodycast

 
New York premiere
 
Dec 3—Dec 7, 2013
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Fisher
 
Fishman Space
RUN TIME: Approx 1hr
ALL TICKETS:  $20
 
 
 
 
 
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Bodycast: An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra starring Frances McDormand

Directed by Paul Lazar

Inspired by the two teenage years visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra spent in a body cast due to scoliosis, Bodycast is an inventive theatricalization of the ubiquitous “artist talk.” Part performance and part essay, Bocanegra uses the format to explore how and why she became an artist. It is a sequel of sorts to Bocanegra’s work When a Priest Marries a Witch, which used a similar approach to explore her Texas upbringing and had its premiere in 2010 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Upon viewing that earlier work, Academy Award-winning actor Frances McDormand suggested an artistic collaboration to Bocanegra. Exploring topics as disparate as Roman art, Rose queens, and Texas drill teams, Bodycast mines specific details of Bocanegra’s life to create a more general meditation on art-making and shifting ideals of feminine beauty. Singer Theo Bleckmann and dancer Emily Coates will make guest appearances in the work.

Text and visuals by Suzanne Bocanegra
Sound design by Jamie McElhinney
Lighting design by Laura Mroczkowski

Read the BAM program notes for Bodycast
 
 
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