May 12–13, 2017
“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.
May 13, 2017
WORKSHOP WITH JEANINE DURNING
Rooted in Durning’s practice of “nonstopping,” this all-levels, all-people workshop is designed to deepen attention to subconscious thoughts, feelings and perceptions. By uncensoring movement and accepting “not-knowing” and “the not-yet” as generative states, Durning guides participants to new tools for choice-making in the moment, and challenges presumed relationships to presence and performance. Group and solo exercises employ a circular series of nonstop moving, speaking and writing to foster a closer understanding of the inherent structures of thinking (eclectic, idiosyncratic, and often paradoxical) that become manifest as actions, behaviors and communications—as well as performance choices, compositions and choreographies.
ALL LEVELS, ALL PEOPLE, ALL DISCIPLINES WELCOME
Bring a basic, unfiltered desire to move, a willingness to articulate uncensored thought, and a notebook.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
11a to 3p
we live in space, 2520 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Tickets $40 advance / $50
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Image: Julian Barnett and Jeanine Durning performing “to being.” Photo by Ian Douglas.