SoloShow extends choreographer Maria Hassabi’s interest in representations of the female body embedded within art history and pop culture. Staging the movement between sensation and its display, the performer moves beyond rhythm, ideal postures, and coherence as hundreds of images are seamlessly, physically collaged. This physicality strives for limits through extended duration, disrupting what the mind already knows by way of images to invite a shift in perception.
SoloShow is co-produced and presented by Performance Space 122, the 2009 Visual Art Performance Biennial, Performa 09, and TBA. SoloShow has received funding from the National Performance Network Creation Fund (www.npn.org). Additional support comes from The Brown Foundation, Inc. and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund supported by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. The work was created, in part, while in residence at Herberger College of the Arts, Arizona State University, and at Pa-f (Performing Arts Forum) in St. Erme, France.