Impressions of PERFORMA 13 in “Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art”

Choreography by Tameka Norris, Maren Hassinger and Senga Nengudi with Regina Rocke and Marya Wethers.

Hassinger, Rocke and Wethers,  dressed in sleek black spandex, weave their way through webbing made out of women’s stockings. Pantyhose in organic shades of black, tan, and nude – essential props to the performance – are stretched taut between wall and floor; nails hold up one end of the stretchy material while sand weighs down the cul-se-sac where one’s toes usually go. When Rocke massages a skein of stocking between two toes, I am struck by the sensuality of the act.

R.S.V.P. © Chani Bockwinkel, Courtesy of Performa.

R.S.V.P. © Chani Bockwinkel, Courtesy of Performa.

Full review published on The Dance Enthusiast.

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