“Remarkable work . . . . . . [Durning] was the embodiment of the present.” —The New Yorker
“The cri de coeur of a dancer, choreographer and actor struggling, with every cell of her being, to smash any distinctions between those three identities.” —Milwaukee Magazine
Created and performed by the Alpert Award-winning artist Jeanine Durning, inging is a choreography of the mind. It is a rush of uninterrupted and unscripted speech that tracks the velocity of thought and maps the terrain of a shared present moment. In inging, Durning applies her physical practice of “non-stopping” to the act of speaking, invoking a force that is at once internal and external, physical and metaphysical. Durning’s spoken language stutters, flows, loops and leaps in a dance dictated by her exacting discipline. As thoughts emerge as words, and words emerge from the body, inging brings both speaker and listener to a place a paradoxical intimacy—confronting the edges of intelligibility while revealing the body and its gesture as an inevitable bridge between thought and language, at the moment of articulation.
Friday–Saturday, May 12–13, 2017
Automata, 504 Chung King Court, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets $20–25 [Limited $15 “early catch” available now]
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inging is presented in partnership with Automata. photo: Ian Douglas.