“…unfold[s] with bracing, almost destabilizing momentum, but even after that subsides, his potent images have a way of persisting in the mind.” —The New York Times
And lose the name of action balances neuroscience, improvisation, and paranormal investigations to explore the ghostlike traces that dance leaves on the mind and body. Gutierrez creates an intimate and moving séance for the 21st century with award-winning performers Michelle Boulé, Hilary Clark, Luke George, K.J. Holmes, and Ishmael Houston-Jones, music from Neal Medlyn, lighting design by Lenore Doxsee, and film/text by Boru O’Brien O’Connell. This immersive performance draws together the analytical and the unexplainable, grappling with the limits of language and the ever-present spectre of mortality.
Lead commissioning and developmental support for And lose the name of action has been provided by Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University in Tallahassee, and BAM in Brooklyn. Additional project support was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust, The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation. And lose the name of action is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund/Forth Fund Project, co-commissioned by MCA Chicago in partnership with Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, On the Boards, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, BAM and NPN. Major contributors of NPN are the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, MetLife Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information, visit: npnweb.org. Additional co-production support has been provided by On the Boards and BIT Teatergarasjen. Additional funding came through the support of 399 individual donors who contributed through Kickstarter. And lose the name of action has been supported by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council through a residency at Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island. Additional residency support provided by Baryshnikov Arts Center.
Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People: And lose the name of action from MCA Chicago on Vimeo.