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April 14, 2024: Yvonne Rainer + Patricia Hoffbauer + Cristina Caprioli featuring Valley Wanderer + Josie Bettman

6:00 pm
Images clockwise from top L: Patricia Hoffbauer performing in work by Yvonne Rainer, courtesy of the artist; Josie Bettman by Zhi Wei; Valley Wanderer in DEADLOCK by Cristina Caprioli photo by Thomas Zamolo; Patricia Hoffbauer and performers by Bryan Fox.

Images clockwise from top L: Patricia Hoffbauer performing in work by Yvonne Rainer, courtesy of the artist; Josie Bettman by Zhi Wei; Valley Wanderer in DEADLOCK by Cristina Caprioli photo by Thomas Zamolo; Patricia Hoffbauer and performers by Bryan Fox.

Sundays on Broadway co-curators Owen Prum and Weis present an evening of film and performances by Yvonne Rainer, Patricia Hoffbauer, Cristina Caprioli featuring Valley Wanderer, and Josie Bettman.

Yvonne Rainer will present her film After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: Hybrid__2002.

Patricia Hoffbauer will present an excerpt from Center for Fiction, a new work in development originally inspired by the iconic exchange between psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and Jean Lippert, a young member of the International Situationist movement in 1972. This new work explores how dialogue between opposing perspectives has become an increasingly fraught proposition, and it traces the current anxiety caused by ‘cancel’ culture to the early days when female expressivity was frequently pathologized as hysterical. Performed by Luis Lara Malvacias, Patricia Hoffbauer, Yvonne Rainer, Tom Rawe, and Keith Sabado.

A solo from Cristina Caprioli’s DEADLOCK, originally a large production, here stripped down to its dancing core, will be performed by Valley Wanderer. DEADLOCK advocates dancing as the thrusting and catching of terms and conditions that allow for sensorial, intellectual, and spiritual transcendence. Extremely precise, reckless, immediate, this is the kind of dancing which is itself choreography that requires but also generates attentive participation, all in favor of a shared aesthetic experience that unleashes the sensible.

Josie Bettman’s piece is about her role as a performer in the work (or not), desire (not pleasure), and the triangulations of desire that are always dredged up through dancing. Being, becoming, triangles, three or four or two duets. A gradual but insistent incline, a ramp, a cyclorama wall.

Sundays on Broadway
6:00 p.m. - doors open at 5:45 p.m.
at WeisAcres, 537 Broadway #3
New York, NY 10012

$10 suggested donation

Thank you to IndieSpace and their Little Venue That Could Program for helping to make this season possible.
The Little Venue That Could Program is supported by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Artists' Bios:

Josie Bettman is a choreographer and performing artist who practices dance-making as a mode of both self-generation and interpersonal relation. Since 2019 she has developed a series of solo performances in an 8’ by 10’ room that visualize transformation through extremes of scale, repetition, and effort, performing these solos at venues such as Bronx Academy of Art and Dance; Movement Research at the Judson Church; Junior High, Los Angeles; and Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Paris. She also works jointly with Lavinia E. Bruce as SECT, inc., and has collaborated as a performer in works by Anna-Thérèse Witenberg, Phoebe Berglund, Milka Djordevich, and Amelia Heintzelman/Leah Fournier.

Born in1953 in Brescia, educated in Italy, Sweden, and the US, after a long stretch of nomadic dancing in Europe and New York, in the mid-1980s Cristina Caprioli settled in Stockholm and started to work with choreography, eventually founding the independent site ccap, to this day “home” for all her work. All work is a dancing project, manifested in various forms and formats: performances, installations, publications, and things. Long-term research, long-lived sociality, in the singular, in the collective. Across disciplines, languages, and materiality. Caprioli is a recipient of the Venice Biennale Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in 2024.

Brazilian-born NYC dance artist Patricia Hoffbauer creates dance and performance work in collaboration with numerous artists. Highlights: Her work Para-Dice was presented twice by Danspace Project, she was a Gibney Dance Center DIP artist and created/presented Dances for Intimate Spaces and Friendly People in six Gibney studios; and Getting Away with Murder was presented at La MaMa. She teaches at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a founding member of the Raindears.

Yvonne Rainer, one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater (1962), made a transition to filmmaking following a 15-year career as a choreographer/dancer (1960-1975). After making seven experimental feature-length films, she returned to dance in 2000 via a commission from the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation (After Many a Summer Dies the Swan). Her dances and films have been seen throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia in concert halls and museum retrospectives. Her publications include Feelings Are Facts: A Life, Work: 1961-73, The Films of Yvonne Rainer, A Woman Who…: Essays, Interviews, Scripts, Moving and Being Moved, and Revisions. Her awards include two Guggenheim Fellowships, a MacArthur Fellowship, a U.S.A Fellowship, and a Yoko Ono Courage Award.

Valley Wanderer works within the field of dance and choreography. They like to work in close collaboration with other artists as well as initiate their own work. Wanderer has worked together with artists like Deborah Hay, Cristina Caprioli, Antonija Livingstone, Frédéric Gies, Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir, Jefta van Dinther, and Mårten Spångberg. Within an expanded notion of dance, they are researching the relationship between thought, motion, and energy. Their work is characterized by a technical approach to the body from which they explore the physical manifestation of invisible, sensorial, and metaphysical realities.


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537 Broadway #3
New York, NY 10012


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