Following a developmental residency at Catwalk Institute, Brooklyn-based Marion Spencer Dance will present a live public performance of a new work entitled “to love the rise/pt.2” at Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre on Saturday July 16, 2022, at 7:30pm.

“to love the rise/pt.2” is an emerging/ongoing multimedia dance project directed by Marion Spencer and including artists Ogemdi Ude, Symara Johnson, Kimiko Tanabe, Tara Sheena, s. lumbert and slowdanger. Here is her description of the project: “Taking lessons from abolition, liminal space, transformation, and Donna Haraway’s ‘A Cyborg Manifesto,’ our process continues developing through a previously imagined and now lived apocalypse, offering visions of a world built from the detritus of our current one. Reflecting upon Mariame Kaba’s writings on abolition and transformative justice, we collectively consider how we move forward with scars, embracing an alternative order. Emerging on a different imaginative plane, a new utopia and all her elements are built by our collective, collaging moving and grooving, sensing and sounding, constructing and deconstructing, finding and losing order to arrive together in a transformed ecology of sensing, imagination, and action. We offer an anti-capitalist mindset and alternative order in this project, posing that our world is made by us all through resistance, imagining and action.”

According to her website, Marion Spencer is “an interdisciplinary dance artist currently living on the unceded land of the Munsee Lenape and Canarsie peoples, known today as Brooklyn, NY. I propose dance and dance making as salvor – cellularly, individually, sociopolitically, societally. Amidst a creative process including movement, vocalization, and collaging that are rigorously researched and rigorously intuitive, I dance and makes dances to dream and make dreams alive, inviting you to journey terrains of
my imagination.”

The performance of ?to love the rise/pt.2? will take place on Bridge Street Theatre’s “Priscilla” Mainstage, located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill, NY, at 7:30pm Saturday July 16. Tickets are $15, $10 for Students/Seniors/Working Artists, and can be purchased at the door
one-half hour prior to the performance or in advance online at bridgest.org/spencer-tickets/.

To learn more about Marion Spencer dance, visit their website at www.marion-spencer.com. And for more information regarding the performance of “to love the rise/pt.2” on July 16, go to
bridgest.org/marion-spencer/.

Performance Calendar

Catwalk Institute (in partnership with Bridge Street Theatre) presents

Marion Spencer Dance: to love the rise/pt.2

Saturday July 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Bridge Street Theatre’s “Priscilla” Mainstage
44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY

*Tickets: *General Admission $15, Students/Seniors/Working Artists $10
Advance tickets online at bridgest.org/spencer-tickets/
Tickets can also be purchased at the door one half hour prior to the performance (subject to availability)

Events at Bridge Street Theatre are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature and by Public Funds from the Greene County Legislature through the Cultural Fund administered in Greene County by the CREATE Council on the Arts.

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