November 27, 2017 - Swiss Institute - Lunar Intervals
November 27, 2017

Swiss Institute

Lunar Intervals.

Lunar Intervals
October 20, 2017–July 13, 2018

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Lunar Intervals
I: Michele Graf & Selina Grüter
II: Tobias Spichtig with Therese Patzschke
III: Jibade-Khalil Huffman
IV: Aria Dean
V: Sahra Motalebi
VI: Irena Haiduk
VII: Madeline Hollander

Swiss Institute announces a new performance and event program entitled Lunar Intervals. In the lead up to Swiss Institute's move to 38 St Marks Pl in the East Village in spring 2018, each event takes place during a different phase of the lunar cycle, from the waxing crescent to the new moon, in a different location in New York City. Themes of the season are suggested by the lunar structure including cycles, songs and shifts between light and darkness. Each event will be followed by the publication of a 7-inch record.

The season began in October with LUNAR INTERVAL I: WAXING CRESCENT featuring Contradance by Michèle Graf and Selina Grüter. Contradance draws on the framework of contra dance traditions that organize a social dance using the form of A-B pairs. In a stripped back form, the mechanics of the choreographic operations are accentuated, as the dancers weave amongst one another, describing the architecture through sequences of movement. Each with varying degrees of formal training, dancers change partners and neighbors after each repetition, which guides them through space.

The next event, taking place during the WAXING QUARTER, will be Der Neugierige in Manhattan by Tobias Spichtig with Theresa Patzschke at Mona’s in Alphabet City on November 30. Spichtig will sing a number of searching songs ranging from Schubert to Dolly Parton that can be considered in the genre of the "standard," with piano accompaniment by Patzchke.

October 20, 7pm
LUNAR INTERVAL I: WAXING CRESCENT
Michele Graf & Selina Grüter: Contradance
Emily Harvey Foundation, 537 Broadway #2

November 30, 7pm
LUNAR INTERVAL II: WAXING QUARTER
Tobias Spichtig with Theresa Patzschke: Der Neugierige in Manhattan
Mona’s, 224 Avenue B

Upcoming 2018
January: LUNAR INTERVAL III: WAXING GIBBOUS, Jibade-Khalil Huffman
March: LUNAR INTERVAL IV: FULL MOON, Aria Dean
April: LUNAR INTERVAL V: WANING GIBBOUS, Sahra Motalebi (Co-presented with 80WSE)
May: LUNAR INTERVAL VI: WANING QUARTER, Irena Haiduk
June: LUNAR INTERVAL VII: WANING CRESCENT, Madeline Hollander

 


Swiss Institute programming is made possible in part with public funds from Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, The New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Main Sponsors include LUMA Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Friends of SI. Swiss Institute gratefully acknowledges its Benefactors UBS and Stella Artois, Swiss Re as Public Programs Presenting Sponsor, Vitra as Design Partner and Swiss as Travel Partner.

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