Open Rehearsal: Moriah Evans

Monday, November 19, 2018

Open Rehearsal: Moriah Evans

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In anticipation of the world premiere performances of her newest work Configure at The Kitchen on December 5–8, Mana Process Lab participant Moriah Evans invites the public to an open rehearsal with her and her collaborators Ka Baird, Lizzie Feidelson, Nicole Mannarino, and Lydia Okrent.

Moriah Evans is an artist working in and on the form of dance—as artifact, object and culture with its histories, protocols, default production mechanisms, modes of staging and viewing—and the capacity of the public to read it. Her choreographies navigate utopic and dystopic potentials and tendencies within dance, approached as a fleshy and matriarchal form sliding between minimalism and excess.

Evans is Editor-in-Chief of Movement Research’s Performance Journal. She holds a BA in Art History and English Literature from Wellesley College and an MA in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the University of California, San Diego. Her choreographic work has been presented at venues including Danspace Project; MoMA PS1; Issue Project Room; Movement Research at Judson Church; and SculptureCenter, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; CalIT2, California; Kampnagel, Hamburg; Theatre de l’Usine, Geneva; and Atelier de Paris Carolyn Carlson, Paris. She has undertaken residencies with organizations including Movement Research; the New Museum; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; and MoMA PS1, and is a recipient of grants and awards including the 2017 Grants to Artists Award.

Photo: Moriah Evans, Figuring, 2018. Performance view, SculptureCenter, New York. Photo: © Paula Court