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Preview of “Performance Con: Take One” at The Church

March 5 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Performance Con Take One

Performer Tess Dworman creates movement-based work using the tools of improvisation. Mel Elberg is a poet working in video, and frequently collaborates with artists of all mediums. These days, Dworman is intrigued by the inherently performative nature of conventions, like Comic Con or Santa Con– environments where people of mutual interests in niche cultures come together to play, imagine, and perform for each other or together. It’s a paradigm that speaks to the dynamics of performance at its most basic level, questioning the roles of viewer, performer, and context: the relationships between the spectator and the spectacle. Elberg is interested in word-maps, the spontaneous legibility of poetry, and how writing constraints can lend themselves to performative scores. 

Dworman and Elberg are coming to The Church to explore and make new performance work that considers notions of theater, performative relations, etymology, and improvisation. Theatrical monologues, dialogues, improvisational scores, translation, and profound naivete will drive the collaborators’ process as they explore a range of intimacies and relations in the culture of live performance.

  • Members: Free with RSVP
  • Non-Members: $10
48 Madison Street
Sag Harbor, New York 11963 United States
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