One of the most provocative choreographers of the New York scene, Miguel Gutierrez makes works that translate the experiential nature of performing into a sensory experience for the audience. In this solo, Gutierrez weaves a rambling and comic monologue that unspools into a bold and ferocious dance. Set to music sung by renowned soprano Cecilia Bartoli, HEAVENS WHAT HAVE I DONE pulls the audience through the costuming and preparations for the artist’s piece, all while addressing the high stakes of artistic practice. From ruminations on teaching and travel to the hypocrisies of an unstable world, Gutierrez reveals dreams and desires of a far more personal and turbulent nature.
HEAVENS WHAT HAVE I DONE was supported by Foundation for Contemporary Arts.