Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, left, and Michèle Anne De Mey performing “Fase” in 1999
“She described the pieces, collectively, as “the very beginning, where somehow I taught myself how to choreograph — literally the first steps.” She created all four for herself and other women, exploring movement “of a very specific character,” she said, “that I think was more linked to the female body.” ~ as seen in The New York Times
"This acknowledgment of the unavoidably human dancer in the mechanical process — this drama — was Ms. De Keersmaeker’s swerve from her models in American postmodern dance. Much of the vocabulary is pedestrian: walks, turns, hops. The spatial patterning is lucid: horizontal planes, a circle and its radii. But emotions, not quite controllable, keep surfacing.”
The Hole is proud to present the exhibition and performance series Future Feminism. Created by Antony, Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine, Bianca Casady and Sierra Casady, Future Feminism will feature an exhibition of stoneworks in the main gallery and a thirteen-night performance and lecture series in Gallery 3. In this exhibition, they will debut the 13 Tenets of Future Feminism, a manifesto the artists and musicians have honed over the past three years from numerous retreats and meetings representing a frontier feminist perspective.
Each of the 13 nights, one of the 13 Tenets will be activated by the Future Feminists and their collaborators. Performances begin at 8pm, doors at 7:45pm, and all events are open to the public on a first come first serve basis. Suggested donation: $10. If you are interested in attending the entire series, 10 limited seats are available for advanced purchase – please contact Krysta at The Hole for details.
Friday, September 12: Bianca and Sierra Casady, Sarah Schulman Saturday, September 13: Johanna Constantine, Lydia Lunch Sunday, September 14: The Factress aka Lucy Sexton, Clark Render as Margaret Thatcher, Laurie Anderson Wednesday, September 17: Narcissister, Dynasty Handbag, No Bra Thursday, September 18: Ann Snitow speaks with the Future Feminists Friday, September 19: Kiki Smith presents Anne Waldman, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge and Anne Carson Saturday, September 20: Kembra Pfahler and The Girls of Karen Black Sunday, September 21: Lorraine O’Grady Wednesday, September 24: Marina Abramović Thursday, September 25: Carolee Schneemann, Jessica Mitrani, Melanie Bonajo Friday, September 26: Terence Koh as Miss OO Saturday, September 27: Viva Ruiz, Julianna Huxtable, Alexyss K. Tylor
Exhibition hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12-6pm