• Picture This: And You Can Dance For Inspiration

    Performance Art in the Gallery at Flowers
    Performance Art in the Gallery at Flowers
    Choreographer Carrie Plew (center) with the Maverick Dance Experience performers
    Choreographer Carrie Plew (center) with the Maverick Dance Experience performers
    Choreographer Carrie Plew at Flowers Gallery
    Choreographer Carrie Plew at Flowers Gallery

    The human body is poetry in motion or cuts into space with sheer emotion as it expresses through dance. Last August 22nd, Flowers Gallery hosted a special performance inspired by their summer show “Under My Skin – Nudes in Contemporary Photography”. Maverick Dance Experience moved throughout the space as performers clad in sheer skin toned garments sliced their way to evoke the tumultuous yet cathartic journey of being comfortable in one’s skin. The piece was choreographed by Carrie Plew and especially configured to utilize the interior of the space. The work was created to be realized in such a site-specific venue. There was pathos, gut wrenching struggle, release, peeling layers off, pushing, impeding, imploring, and acceptance of individuality. Just as the artwork had nuanced statements on the state of the bare flesh, the dance performance undressed the barriers of how people get to the place of total acceptance of self. It is quite the raw struggle but in the end the naked truth shines in all its glory. Carrie hopes to create more site-specific dance performances and exploring the art of dance set in a gallery is one pivotal experience where action spoke as loud as the photographs on the wall.

    To view an excerpt from the performance, please click on the link below:

    Carrie Plew at Flowers Gallery from Max Noy Photo on Vimeo.

    A Special Performance choreographed by Carrie Plew & performed by Maverick Dance Experience

    Dance was performed on August 22, 2013 at: Flowers Gallery. 529 West 20th Street. NYC, NY 10011

    text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

    photography and video by: Max Noy Photo

    It is a living and moving art installation
    It is a living and moving art installation
    In a Contemplative Gaze During the Dance
    In a Contemplative Gaze During the Dance
    Getting Down to It at Flowers Gallery
    Getting Down to It at Flowers Gallery
    Clinging on and the dynamics of the journey through dance
    Clinging on and the dynamics of the journey through dance
    Body Expressive and in Motion at Flowers Gallery
    Body Expressive and in Motion at Flowers Gallery
    Body at Rest and in Motion Simultaneously
    Body at Rest and in Motion Simultaneously
    Bodies in Motion Configure into Living Art
    Bodies in Motion Configure into Living Art
    Bodies in Motion at Flowers Gallery
    Bodies in Motion at Flowers Gallery
    Attendees for the special performance at Flowers Gallery
    Attendees for the special performance at Flowers Gallery
    The ART observed the dance as a silent spectator
    The ART observed the dance as a silent spectator
    Poetry in Motion Via Dance at Flowers Gallery
    Poetry in Motion Via Dance at Flowers Gallery
    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

    No Comments Yet

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

    Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial