Ann Carlson will be giving a free talk about her work on Tuesday September 1, at 5:15 in Nevins! A MUST SEE. Later in the week, get yourself to nevermoor farm in Andover to see her wonderful work. Read about it below.
Doggie Hamlet – a preview performance created by Ann Carlson
Date: Thursday, Sept 3rd 9AM and Friday, Sept 4th 6:30PM
Location: Nevermoor Farm – 593 Lever Hill Rd, Andover, NY
Cost: Free/Open to Public
Sponsored by: Miller Innovation and Collaboration
Recent Doris Duke Artist awardee, artist and choreographer Ann Carlson will conduct a three-week residency/seminar beginning August 15 at Alfred University in Alfred, New York. This collaborative residency with Alfred University students, scholars, and faculty will culminate in two work-in-progress showings of Carlson’s newest performance work, “Doggie Hamlet,” on Thursday and Friday, September 3 & 4, 2015 at the nevermoor farm in Andover, NY.
Approximately one hour in length, “Doggie Hamlet” takes place in a lush green meadow and is performed by four (human) performers, an American Sign Language interpreter, three herding dogs, and a flock of sheep. This interdisciplinary work combines contemporary dance, classic narrative structure, and elements from competitive sheep herding trials. “Doggie Hamlet” mines the territory of human and non-human relationship, delves into the hierarchy of domestication and wildness, and explores instinct, memory, family, and loss.
The New York Times said, “Ann Carlson is a conceptual artist who uses gesture, text, and humor to break your heart.” “Carlson’s work mines the ephemeral and the commonplace towards extraordinary results,” stated Robin Wander of the Stanford News.