EN // On a mission to breach the singular self, Anima / Darkroom pitches towards a trans-personal catharsis with both vulnerability and brute force. Hosted in the belly of the theatre, this Krump solo feeds a hunger for communion. The celebrated krump artist 7Starr, performs in dialogue with light, silence, noise, and darkness, freestyling withContinue reading “Anima / Darkroom”
Lucy M. May/Llamaryon – Marion Desjardins, Le Goulet, 2017. Performers on stage: 1 Length : 7 min Spectators : 100-300 Short solo work, drawing on New Brunswick research on emotion and land. Looking for the toe-hold deep in the water for tethers between what is lost and what finds me. At the centre of the feelContinue reading “Le Goulet”
Rustlin’ Vessels is a movement lab. Lucy guides physical explorations contaminated by the language of somatics, science, and poetry. Participants will work alone, in pairs and as a micro-community through improvisations of various forms, including freestyle composition, the use of analogy, witnessing, sign posts, systems, and touch. Current proposals constellate around possibilities : the porousnessContinue reading “Rustlin’ Vessels”
Ibrida*Pluri III, Eastern Bloc, Montréal, Québec, April 27-28, 2017 In her absence, Lucy entrusted a performance of dance notations to two artists, Paige Culley and Andrew Tay for Ibrida*Pluri III, festival of hybrid media in Montreal, Québec. As a kind of temporal Cubism, they reanimated drawings of dances Lucy made and felt while in residence inContinue reading “reaching over a brink of darkness, folding open to a starlight trepanation”
How do gestures adapt to the chaos of weather, terrain, and urbanism?
Lucy M. May, Monkey paw, 2009. I researched incidences of nudity in certain veins of avant-garde dance from Greek times to now for my feature article Radiant, Ashen, Burning, Blistered, Flushed: A Century of Naked Performance. It interested me to better understand how currents of prudishness and openness towards the body have wavered over time.Continue reading “Radiant, Ashen, Burning, Blistered, Flushed: A Century of Naked Performance”
Lucy M. May / Photo © Nans Bortuzzo Performers on stage: 4 Length : 90 min Location : site-sensitive installation DESCRIPTION EN // Meditative and cyclic, lo-tech and detailed, Vivarium is a slow-unfolding of sound, movement and gardening. Four artists respond to the location where they perform. The work values alternative ways of attending to, moving, and being movedContinue reading “Vivarium”
Photo of lucy m. may courtesy of Simone Alexandra. While touring in Sweden in February 2012, I was invited by my friend and former colleague Laura Hatfield to dance at the Valand School of Fine Art’s Galleri Rotor, where she works as a Curatorial Intern while studying at the University of Gothenburg, towards a MasterContinue reading “Deinstallation Performance”