About This Show

The Abrons Arts Center presents an evening of groundbreaking dance, old and new, with Prime Mover, curated by Chez Bushwick founder Jonah Bokaer. This event brings together rare archival dance film and video along with work by acclaimed dancemakers John Jasperse and Wally Cardona, who together with Bokaer, are partnering to form CPR/The Center for Performance Research, a facility for research and development in contemporary dance and performance to be located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The program includes the John Jasperse Company performing a remounted excerpt from Madison As I Imagine It (1999) and Wally Cardona presenting an exclusive preview of new work. In addition, Chez Bushwick, the celebrated artists performance cooperative, screens Que’est ce que c’est performance?, a collection of new and historical works of performance video curated by Christopher Eamon, including Yvonne Rainer’s Hand Movie. Net proceeds from these performances will benefit the capital campaign for CPR.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: October 13, 2006 Final Performance: October 14, 2006