Maria Hassabi, PREMIERE, 2013. Presentation at The Kitchen, New York as part of Performa 13, November 6 -9, 2013. Courtesy of the artist. © Paula Court
Summer Stages Dance @ ICA is proud to welcome acclaimed choreographer Maria Hassabi as artist-in-residence this summer. From July 10 to 24, Hassabi and her dancers will take over the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater to develop a new work called STAGED, which will premiere in New York City in October and return to the ICA in March of 2017.
Sat, Jul 23 | 11 AM–5 PM
Sun, Jul 24 | 11:30 AM–3 PM
Free and open to the public
About Maria Hassabi:
Maria Hassabi has honed a distinct practice involving the relation of the body to the still image and the sculptural object. Her mesmerizing work takes its time, and asks its viewers to do the same, as it interrogates the separation between the spectacular and the mundane, between subject and object, between performer and audience. Produced for museums, galleries, theaters, and public spaces, her work has been seen worldwide, including recent lauded presentations at Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), and Hammer Museum (Los Angeles).
In Hassabi’s new theater work, STAGED, four of New York’s most captivating dancers – Simon Courchel, Hristoula Harakas, Molly Lieber, and Oisín Monaghan – perform individual solos, collectively forming an intricate live sculpture which is constantly shape-shifting, abstracting the human form and its capacities.
Summer Stages Dance @ ICA is made possible, in part, with the support of Jane Karol and Howard Cooper, David Parker, George and Ann Colony, The Aliad Fund, and Stephanie McCormick-Goodhart.