How Can You Stay in the House All Day & Not Go Anywhere?
Friday, November 5, 2010 | 8:00 pm
“One of the most adventurous artists working today” (Time Out NY), Lemon is a classically-trained dancer, acclaimed choreographer, and “mesmeriz[ing]” conceptual artist (NY Times) whose seamless mixed-media performances draw on dance, video, recorded sound, and visual art to link specific human experiences to universal themes. Lemon’s breathtaking new mixed-media work, scored for six dancers and himself, archives his decade-long partnership with 102 year old Mississippi Delta resident and former sharecropper Walter Carter. The resulting three-part performance reaches toward elemental ideas—memory, community, transcendence—with a “vernacular and personal” choreography (Theater Journal) so tactile and human it hurts.
Funded, in part, by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with leading funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation.
RALPH LEMON RESIDENCY AT DUKE UNIVERSITY
Monday, November 1 through Saturday, November 6
Monday, November 1
Class visit to Advanced African Technique
w/ Ralph Lemon company member Djedje Djedje Gervais
Ark Studio, 6-7:30p
Tuesday, November 2
Class visit to Intro to Acting
w/ Ralph Lemon company member Okwui Okpokwasili
Bryan Rehearsal Studio, Rm. 127, 10:05-11:20a
Dance Master Class
w/ Ralph Lemon company members Gesel Mason and Darrell Jones
Ark Studio, 6-7:30p
Wednesday, November 3
& conversation w/ Ralph Lemon & Jim Findlay
Reynolds Theater, 5-6:30p
Thursday, November 4
Class visit to Directing Chekov
w/ Jim Findlay
Bryan Center 127, 1:15-2:30p
Ralph Lemon: In Conversation
The Nasher Museum of Art, 7p
Ralph Lemon will discuss How Can You Stay…& his work that is included in the Nasher’s show The Record.
In addition to the forthcoming performances of How Can You Stay in the House All Day…, Lemon’s video Walter Repairing Records is on view as part of The Record: Contemporary Art & Vinyl which runs through February 6, 2011 at the Nasher Museum of Art.