Chasm: a major new performance commission by Rebecca Patek. Comprising choreography for a solo dancer and a musical composition for two harpsichords, Patek’s performance positions the female body as a subjective sexual object form caught between animalism and humanism, between romanticism and realism, between emotion and thought with a physical and visual vocabulary drawn from tantric sex, classic New England Contra Dance, Dada and Surrealism, and the movements of pioneering figures in dance, including Martha Graham and Isadora Duncan, and also abortion.
About the Artists
Concept and Choreography: Rebecca Patek
Performers: Rebecca Patek
Directed by Meghan Finn
Assistant performers: Jessie Touchette and Melinda Fraser
Music composition: LA Dierker
Collaboration movement: Friedric Leclerq and Cristopher Leblanc
Costume design: Fatima Sanai
Costume assistant: Mitesh Patel
Collaboration costume and body painting: Mara Sand and Joshua Lalancette
Costume and body painting assistants: Gerald Hussein, John Dipatrizzio, Thierry De Soussenac
Lighting design and technique: Vincent Dilavolo and Pazkå
Video: Rebecca Patek and David Pym in collaboration with PornHub and DOP Studio
Directed by Rebecca Patek and Exotixx USA
Music and sound design by LA Dierker
Performers featured in the video: Rebecca Patek, Lauren Labonté, AleXXXa
Body painting model: Lauren Labonté, AleXXXa
Makeup and hair: Olanna Fiorrucci
Video assistants: Patrik Freid, Anton Vancel
Set runner: Josh R. Smith
Production management: Megan Sand
Production assistant: Solari
Production: Association All Exclusive
Association management: Gracie Hunt
Artist promotion design: Jules Niacine
Photography: Vincent lafrance
The artist gratefully acknowledges support from The New Hampshire Council of the Arts in collaboration with Leddy Center for the Arts, Capital Center for the Arts and New Hampshire Public Television.
Chasm was co-produced with 3S Artspace and Hackmatack Playhouse, Concord, NH.
Generous funding for the exhibition is provided by The Foundation for Contemporary Art and by The Modern Women’s Fund.
Harpsichords provided by Yamaha Artist Services, New York.
This show is being produced as part of The Tank's annual LadyFest 2017!
For more information about LadyFest 2017, click here.