Saturday, September 6, 2014

Miguel Gutierrez talks about "West Side Story"

Following that headline, I think I need add nothing more than Location, Date and Time...but here's everything else anyway!

Queer/Art/Film presents



IFC Center

Monday, September 8, 8:15pm

1961. US. 152 min.
directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise
It took four of New York’s leading gay theater artists – Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents – to brilliantly update one of the most beloved straight love stories in history, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. For our guest presenter, acclaimed choreographer Miguel Gutierrez (whose most recent show premiered at the 2014 Whitney Biennial) the Academy Award-winning film adaptation was his favorite film growing up, even though its “weird mix of codes” set him up for a “lifetime of confusion about being a queer, Latino dancer." If you’ve only seen it on TV, don’t miss the chance to see it on the big screen. Tonight, tonight...
Screening followed by drinks and discussion at Julius Bar (map/directions).

Get more information and screening tickets here.

IFC Center 
323 6th Avenue (at West 3rd Street), Manhattan
Dancers Miguel Gutierrez (left)
and Mickey Mahar in costume for
Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/
(photo by Eric McNatt)
Miguel Gutierrez, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow in choreography, lives in Brooklyn and makes performances. His most recent show - Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/ -premiered in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. His work is presented frequently in NYC, across the country and internationally at venues and festivals such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Dance Theater Workshop, On the Boards In Seattle, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, PICA in Portland, Pompidou Centre in Paris, ImPuls Tanz in Vienna and many others. His video and performance work has appeared in the NYC MIX Festival. He has received support from Foundation for Contemporary Art, United States Artists, Lambent Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, MAP Fund, National Dance Project, National Performance Network, Jerome Foundation and Creative Capital. He has choreographed music videos for Diane Cluck, Holcombe Waller and Le Tigre, has released an EP as The Belleville, has performed several times at Joe’s Pub and has sung with Antony and the Johnsons and My Robot Friend. He teaches at Hollins University and Movement Research. His book WHEN YOU RISE UP is available from 53rd State Press and he maintains a blog at about his emotional spinouts due to celebrity sightings. He invented DEEP AEROBICS, most recently used to warm up audiences for The Knife’s tour, and is training to become a Feldenkrais Method practitioner. 

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