dance around town Caravan Project & NYC Ballet Les Ballets de Faile


A must see exhibit at MoMa thru Monday 1/21   reposted from nyc metro

Yesterday Jene & I spent nearly an hour watching the slow, dramatic movements of Eiko and Koma’s Caravan Project at MoMa.   The strength and endurance of these performers are amazing.  The performance runs all day (see museum hours) in the Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, first floor.

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Eiko and Koma have been performing together since 1972 and Jene happened upon them a number of years ago I think at City Center.  So when he spotted the advertisement in the NY Times for MoMa, we jumped at the chance.  Their choreography is similar to Japanese butoh and Kazuo Ohno was where they drew some of their inspiration from.

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when i first saw Eiko and Koma i did an internet search and found a very small web presents, but their web site now has an extensive documentation of their work. truly inspiring, do visit it to see this amazing art form.

but now we have another dance work, this time by another new york institution NYC Ballet

INTRODUCING NYCB ART SERIES

An Unexpected Way to Experience a Night at the Ballet.

NYCB Art Series commissions contemporary artists to create original works of art inspired by our unique energy, spectacular dancers, and one-of-a-kind repertory of ballets. New York City Ballet has worked with leading and emerging artists throughout the Company’s history — luminaries like Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Julian Schnabel. We are proud to continue this tradition by partnering with Brooklyn-based artists FAILE for the inaugural year of Art Series.

FAILE’s installation, Les Ballets De Faile, was created for the Art Series performances on Friday, February 1, and Wednesday, May 29. On these dates, every seat in the house is available for just $29, and each audience member will receive a limited-edition work made specifically for this event.

FAILE’s installation will also be on view to ticketed patrons at all performances during the Winter season and during special gallery viewing hours that are free and open to the public, February 10-17.

Sunday 10 AM–1 PM
Tuesday–Friday 12–5 PM
Saturday 10 AM–12 PM
Closed Monday

FAILE is a Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller.  Since its inception in 1999, FAILE has become recognized as one of the leading artists in the contemporary Urban Art movement and distinguished themselves in the contemporary art world.  Their work explores duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage.  Working in a range of media from canvas, prints, and stencils to multimedia installation and sculptures, FAILE’s work is constructed from resampled visual imagery and blurs the line between “high” and “low” culture.

Friday, February 1, 2013* 

  • Polyphonia
  • Herman Schmerman (Pas de Deux)
  • Variations pour une Porte et un Soupir
  • The Waltz Project

Wednesday, May 29, 2013* 

  • Red Angels
  • Sonatas and Interludes
  • In Creases
  • A Fool For You

* Tickets are no longer available for sale online and have limited availability; please visit the Box Office or

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