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Philadelphia Museum of Art – Choreographer Pam Tanowitz: Finally Unfinished (Solo for Melissa for Jasper)

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Finally Unfinished (Solo for Melissa for Jasper) (2021): Choreographer Pam Tanowitz finds multiple parallels between her process and work and that of Jasper Johns. Just as Johns uses collage, Tanowitz makes dances as a hybrid of ballet and modern dance vocabularies, creating a link between beauty and inelegance within a focused and distinct structure. Where Johns uses mixed media, Tanowitz abstracts and combines movement from multiple and contrasting movement genres, layering and texturing until expression emerges. Like Johns, Tanowitz looks to her historical connections for inspiration and kinship. Like Johns, Tanowitz reworks and reorganizes ideas, returning to and re-presenting images and movement previously explored. Through the repeated abstraction, human connection arises.

“For this dance—together with Melissa [Toogood],” Tanowitz explains, “I try to balance the line of narrative and abstraction using form and gestures to express ideas of instability, unpredictability, beauty, struggle in relation to how the past can inform the future in function and effect.”

Choreography by Pam Tanowitz, 2021
Performed by Melissa Toogood
Music by Caroline Shaw originally commissioned for the Vail Dance Festival 2019.
Costumes by Harriet & Reid
Commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Made possible with support from the Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Excellence in Contemporary Art, the Fisher Center at Bard courtesy of Jay Franke and David Herro, and The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Details

Date:
January 21
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Information & Tickets:
https://www.philamuseum.org/calendar/view-all/2022-01-21,2022-01-22,2022-01-23/performances/all/

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Philadelphia Museum of Art
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215-763-8100
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Williams Forum – Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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