What can authorities expect from a work of art? What are the marks left by political history on the body? Can a government transform a body so far that it literally incorporates the colors of national emblems and governmental identification? In World Fair, the body is experienced as a memory bank able to record, erase, or register different ingredients of modern reality, while the stage is a “database” of different national representations and their evolutions through time.
Funded in part by FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance, a program of the National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, with lead funding from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the French American Cultural Exchange, the Florence Gould Foundation, French Cultural Services, and Institut Français.