Photo by Maria Baranova
“A visual embodiment of grief and loss combined with a fierce proclamation of the ecstasy of living.” —Montclair Local
One of the most fascinating and astonishing choreographers working today, Faye Driscoll returns to the ICA with the final installment of her Thank You For Coming trilogy. Alone with the audience, Driscoll performs a moving elegy about loss, the substance of mourning, and the labor of grief. In Space, Driscoll and her collaborators construct a temporary world held up by pulleys, ropes, and the weight of others. At its center is the body—built for action, self-contained, and driven by a longing to be in the world.
ICA admission is included with all ICA performance tickets. Note that timed tickets are required to experience Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING. A limited number will be available for performance ticket-holders, first come, first served, in person only.
About Faye Driscoll
Faye Driscoll is a Bessie Award–winning performance maker who has been hailed as a “startlingly original talent” (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times) and “a postmillenium postmodern wild woman” (Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice). Thank You For Coming is the umbrella title for a series of works that Driscoll began creating in 2012. Her work has been presented nationally at the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Walker Art Center, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, MCA/Chicago, and BAM/Brooklyn Academy of Music, and internationally at La Biennale di Venezia, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, Melbourne Festival, Belfast International Arts Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, and Centro de Arte Experimental (Universidad Nacional de San Martín) in Buenos Aires. Driscoll is the recipient of the 2018 Jacob’s PIllow Dance Award and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Capital award, a NEFA National Dance Project Award, MAP Fund Grant, a French-U.S. Exchange in Dance Grant, Jerome Foundation Grant, a Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant, a Doris Duke Artist Award, and a U.S. Artists Doris Duke Fellowship. She recently choreographed for Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men on Broadway, and for Josephine Decker’s feature film Madeline’s Madeline.
Conceived, Created and Performed by Faye Driscoll Visual Design by Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin Lighting Design by Amanda K. Ringger Sound Design by Andrew Gilbert Songs and Sounds by Faye Driscoll Artistic Advisors Jesse Zaritt and Sacha Yanow Text Advisor Amanda Davidson Additional Advisor Dages Juvelier Keates
Length: 75 minutes
Thank You for Coming: Space was commissioned by Peak Performances as part of the Performing Arts Residency Lab (PeARL) at Montclair State University, New Jersey; and co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund; and Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University through the Wexner Center Residency Award Program.
The work was made possible with generous support from the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards Program and the Jerome Foundation, and developed with residency support from Camargo Foundation, the Pillow Lab at Jacob’s Pillow and the Rauschenberg Foundation.
Thank You for Coming: Space is a project of Creative Capital.
First Republic Bank is proud to sponsor the 2019–2020 ICA Live Performance Season.
Additional support is generously provided by Edward Berman and Kathleen McDonough and Robert Davoli and Eileen McDonagh.
Access for Boston’s Dance Community is supported by the Pratt-Hall Fund.