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A Study on Effort // Bobbi Jene Smith


Bobbi Jene Smith in collaboration with Keir GoGwilt (NYC) – The effort of lifting. The effort of a pledge. The effort of not knowing. A Study on Effort is a collaboration between the incomparable dancer Bobbi Jene Smith and acclaimed violinist Keir GoGwilt, consisting of 10 tasks that question physical, emotional and metaphoric effort through a lens celebrating the connections between sound, body and duration.

Iowa-born Smith spent a decade as featured performer of Batsheva Dance Company (Tel Aviv). Her premiere solo project explores how we receive pleasure from effort, decoupling it from burden, mining it for meaning. Through movement and sound, Smith and GoGwilt uncover the dynamics of effort from passive to extreme and its pervasiveness, exploring its connection to our most basic desires.

Presented by ArKtype / Thomas O Kriegsmann and The Invisible Dog Art Center in partnership with PS122

Performance Space 122’s Coil 2017 Festival explores the vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures, and perspectives. Full of inquisitive and dynamic work created locally, across the US, and around the world. January 3-22.

Dates + Times
January 12, 7pm
January 13, 9pm
January 14, 3pm + 7pm
60 minutes

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The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.


Earlier Event: January 5
Worktable // Kate McIntosh