6:30pm – 8:00pm
September 20, 2022
MR, 122CC – Ninth Street Studio
150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009
[In-person] Studies Project:
ONE SHOT: BOOK LAUNCH & PERFORMANCE with
Meg Stuart, Mark Tompkins & Hahn Rowe
This is a Free event. Spaces are limited.
For the HEALTH of OUR COMMUNITIES, we will continue to follow our current >>Movement Research COVID-19 Safety Protocols<< until further notice. These protocols require participants, attendees, and visitors entering MR facilities at 122CC to be Fully Vaccinated and wear masks during the entire duration of events.
Since 2016, Meg Stuart and Mark Tompkins have shared their passion for improvisation in radically different landscapes and contexts, giving workshops and performances, and gathering texts and images to make ONE SHOT, a book about the labyrinth of real-time composition.
During this event, Meg Stuart and Mark Tompkins will share insights about their creative practice, the making of the book, and their shared improvisation practice. How they do it will be an experiment!
About ONE SHOT project:
"We made a LEXICON of keywords in improvisation for the book. In 2019, during a lab in Burdag Poland, we created a duet - also called ONE SHOT - that Gilles filmed from the inside. We chose 20 words from the LEXICON, wrote them on cards, and put them face down on the floor. Whenever we want, we pick a card, BY CHANCE, show it to the audience and talk and/or dance. The words create the dynamic flow of our actions: dancing, speaking, listening, touching, and reflecting. Since then, we have performed ONE SHOT five times. Sometimes there is a musician, sometimes there are props or costumes. Everything depends on the context of the performance.” -Meg Stuart and Mark Tompkins
For more details about the project and the book please visit One Shot Book.
For access requests, including ASL interpretation and Audio Description please contact Christopher Unpezverde Núñez at [email protected], subject line "Studies Project."