Shared Program: Baye & Asa, Wendy Perron and Morgan Griffin

Known for their propulsive and rhythmically dynamic physicality, Baye & Asa present their duet Suck it Up. The work looks at how commercial images promise status, offer solutions to inadequacy, and breed entitlement, and how internalized deficiency has created a culture of resentment. Suck it Up confronts the violent fallout of male insecurity and entitlement. Suck it Up was commissioned bythe Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center for The BlackLight Summit at the University of Maryland. Movement was generated during a residency at the 92nd Street Y.
In 1976, Wendy Perron made The Daily Mirror by creating a chunk of movement every day for 100 days. It was a movement diary, reflecting the interior and exterior landscape of the day. Forty-five years later, she unearthed five contact sheets of photos that photographer Babette Mangolte had taken of this solo, performed in Trisha Brown’s loft. Perron thought it might be interesting to see a younger dancer use the 138 photos as a score with which to make her own choreography. Around the same time, Morgan Griffin, Perron’s former grad student at NYU Tisch Dance, was interested in combining dances of the past with her current sensibility.
Event Dates:
Friday and Saturday at 8:30PM Sunday at 4PM Until Friday and Saturday at 9:30PM Sunday at 5PM
The Downstairs
New York City, NY
Ticket Price: Adults: $30 Students/Seniors: $25 First 10 tickets are $10 (limit 2 per person)

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