February 25, 2009 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - THE THIRD MIND LIVE – WORLD RENOWNED PERFORMANCE PRACTITIONERS
February 25, 2009

THE THIRD MIND LIVE – WORLD RENOWNED PERFORMANCE PRACTITIONERS

La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, Dream House, 1962–present. La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, and The Just Alap Raga Ensemble performing Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal by La Monte Young in Raga Yaman Kalyan in a setting of Imagic Light, June 27, 2008. Dream House: Seven + Eight Years of Sound and Light, 275 Church Street, New York.
Photo: Jung Hee Choi, © Jung Hee Choi 2008

THE THIRD MIND LIVE

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Fifth Avenue at E.89th Street
New York, New York

www.guggenheim.org/third-mind

The Guggenheim Museum presents The Third Mind Live, a series bringing world-renowned practitioners in the fields of dance, music, performance art, and theater to the museum in conjunction with The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989, an exhibition that illuminates the dynamic and complex impact of Asia on American art.

Meredith Monk
Ascension Variations

Thursday, March 5, 6:30pm and 9pm
Meredith Monk radically transforms the spiraling galleries of the Guggenheim, adapting her recent Songs of Ascension to its unique geometry. Recalling and celebrating Juice, the historic 1969 work that the multi-disciplinary artist created for the Guggenheim, Monk will incorporate Juice performance elements into Ascension Variations.

Laurie Anderson
Transitory Life: Some Stories

Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13, 8pm
Set within the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theatre and created by Anderson in response to The Third Mind, this new solo performance is a collection of adventure stories, poems and music reflecting a sensibility the artist attributes to her “practice of attention” and interest in Buddhism.

La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, and The Just Alap Raga Ensemble perform Young’s magnum opus Raga Sundara
Saturdays, March 14 (SOLDOUT) and March 21, 9pm
The Just Alap Raga Ensemble, led by founding figures of minimalist music and light art La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, will perform in Dream House, their continuous electronic sound environment in luminous fields of colored light. The performance features extended alap sections and sustained vocal and instrumental drones in just intonation over tamburas.

Jung Hee Choi performs RICE in the Dream House
Saturday, March 28, 9pm
Young and Zazeela’s disciple Jung Hee Choi will perform solo in a setting of her acclaimed video sound installation RICE.

Merce Cunningham in conversation with Laura Kuhn
Dancers on a Plane

Tuesday, March 31, 6:30pm
In a unique performance-conversation, Laura Kuhn speaks about John Cage’s lifelong engagement with Zen Buddhism and how he used I Ching to embrace unforeseen possibilities. Joining Kuhn, the legendary Merce Cunningham discusses his use of chance and concludes the evening working with the digital software program, DanceForms, to create a short choreographic phrase.

yoko ono in conversation with Alexandra Munroe
Passages for Light

Thursday, April 2, 6:30pm
Artist, performer, and filmmaker Yoko Ono discusses her ideas on Asian art and thought with The Third Mind curator, Alexandra Munroe. Known for her Conceptual art contributions, the program will include an interactive event with the audience.

Marina Abramović
Night Sea Crossing, a lecture

Tuesday, April 7, 6:30pm
The celebrated performance artist Marina Abramović discusses the twenty-two Night Sea Crossing performances (1981-87) created with her former collaborator, Ulay (Uwe Layesiepen) after the artists had returned from a long period in the Australian outback. Night Sea Crossing is among Abramović’s earliest tableaux pieces that layers time, presence, and mindfulness into a collaborative moment for viewer and performer.

Robert Wilson
KOOL – Dancing in My Mind – World Premiere
Presented by Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 7:30pm
Robert Wilson, with Carla Blank, creates a performance-portrait inspired by Suzushi Hanayagi with whom Wilson worked in The Knee Plays (1984) and recently sought out in Osaka where she has been living for years in a state of dementia. Archival and new material of Hanayagi by Richard Rutkowski is combined with recreated performance material and new choreography, serving as a poetic monument to a working friendship. Co-produced and co-commissioned by Works & Process; Guild Hall, East Hampton; and the Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation with support from the Jerome Robbins Foundation.

For more information and tickets click here or call the Box Office 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm.

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