Past Performing Arts | Dance

Netta Yerushalmy

Paramodernities

Devised by award-winning, New York–based dance artist Netta Yerushalmy, Paramodernities is a series of lecture-performances in which Yerushalmy and other dancers deconstruct landmark modern choreographies as guest scholars situate these iconic works within the larger project of modernism.

Paramodernities explores foundational tenets of modern discourse—such as sovereignty, race, feminism, and nihilism—and includes public discussions as integral parts of each installment. Experience these performances as a condensed short program on February 7, or join us for two immersive weekend presentations on February 8–9.

Short program
February 7 | 8 PM
1 hour 30 mins.

Paramodernities #1: The Work of Dance in the Age of Sacred Lives
A response to Vaslav Nijinsky’s Le sacre du printemps (1913)

Paramodernities #6: The Choreography of Rehabilitation: Disability and Race in Balanchine's "Agon"
A response to George Balanchine's Agon (1957)

Paramodernities #3: Revelations: The Afterlives of Slavery
A response to Alvin Ailey's Revelations (1960)

Encyclopedic series
February 8–9 | 7 PM
4 hours including two intermissions with complimentary snacks

Paramodernities #1: The Work of Dance in the Age of Sacred Lives
A response to Vaslav Nijinsky’s Le sacre du printemps (1913)

Paramodernities #2: Female Trauma, Interdiction, and Agency in “The House of Pelvic Truth”
A response to Martha Graham’s Night Journey (1947)

Paramodernities #3: Revelations: The Afterlives of Slavery
A response to Alvin Ailey’s Revelations (1960)

Paramodernities #4: Inter-Body Event
With material from Merce Cunningham’s RainForest, Sounddance, Points in Space, Beach Birds, and Ocean (1968–91)

Paramodernities #5: All that Spectacle: Dance on Stage and Screens
A response to Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity (1969 film)

Paramodernities #6: The Choreography of Rehabilitation: Disability and Race in Balanchine’s Agon
A response to George Balanchine's Agon (1957)

The George Balanchine Trust is wholly unaffiliated with, and no choreography from George Balanchine’s "Agon" is included in, these performances.

Please note: the seating for these performances is on Mershon Auditorium Stage. Please contact house management at (614) 688-3890 or houseweb@wexarts.org with accessibility concerns.

Please note: due to an expected high volume of event traffic on campus, parking is suggested in Arps Garage.

 

"Although Yerushalmy is inevitably delving into history, she is also—perhaps more collaboratively—dealing with excavation."
Five dancers encircle a sixth performer holding a laptop

Netta Yerushalmy, Paramodernities. Photo: Paula Lobo.

Two dancers move in an outdoor setting

Netta Yerushalmy, Paramodernities. Photo: Arnaud Falchier

About the Artist(s)

This presentation of Paramodernities was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

MAJOR SEASON SUPPORT FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

EVENT SUPPORT
New England Foundation for the Arts

ACCOMMODATIONS
The Blackwell Inn

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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Netta Yerushalmy