apexart :: Public Program :: Coding the Body

In conjunction with the exhibition Coding the Body organized by Leah Buechley.

Falling for Prepositions

Saturday, May 10: 4 pm
apexart, 291 Church St, NYC

Text & Choreography by Claire Porter
Music Composer: Mary Ellen Childs
Performed by Claire Porter (and, sometimes, with soprano Marla Berg)

Weaving text and movement, and emphasizing numerous and wild uses of prepositions, Claire presents a lecture, turned into a dance-music concert, gradually embodying a raging tale of a love affair.

CLAIRE PORTER of Claire Porter / PORTABLES is a writer, dancer and choreographer with an extensive record of performances in Europe, Asia and in the USA. Porter was a Resident Artist at The Baryshnikov Art Center and has received a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellowships, New Jersey State Council for the Arts Choreography Fellowships, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards, a Live Music for Dance Award and Commissions from Dance Theater Workshop's First Light Project, The 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Festival, Art Matters, Meet The Composer, VOGUE Magazine, University Dance Companies, including Purchase College 2013, and Domino's Pizza Company. She has also received many university commissions for her work, most recently “Out of The Question” for Purchase College. She created Falling for Prepositions with composer Mary Ellen Childs for herself and soprano Marla Berg with support from a New Music for Dance Grant. Porter has an MA in Dance from Ohio State, a BA in Mathematics, and is a Laban Movement Analyst (CMA) by the LABAN Institute.

Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270

Directions: A, C, E, N, R, Q, J, Z, 6 to Canal or 1 to Franklin.