Bard College’s residency and commissioning program for the performing arts
Live Arts Bard (LAB), the Fisher Center’s residency and commissioning program, is a laboratory for professional artists in theater, dance, and performance to test ideas and develop new projects, many of which premiere at the Fisher Center. Each year, LAB invites a number of artists and ensembles from the United States and abroad to be in residence on Bard’s campus.
(Suitable for ages 17 and up)
This event occurs on: Thu. September 10, 7pm
Thu. September 10, 8:30pm
Fri. September 11, 8pm
Sat. September 12, 3:30pm
Sun. September 13, 1:30pm
Age & Beauty Parts 1-3 The astounding performer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez meets mid life head-on in the world premiere of his wild and ebullient triptych that celebrates queerness, art-making, and mortality. After developing Part 2 of the series with Live Arts Bard in 2014, Gutierrez returns to premiere the third and final installment of the trilogy and to present the complete series for the first time in two marathon performances.
LAB programs are made possible by the generous support of the members of the LAB Creative Council. Miguel Gutierrez is a LAB Choreographic Fellow, made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The presentation of Age & Beauty is made possible in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm
Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/
The 43-year-old Gutierrez partners with 24-year-old performer Mickey Mahar in a fierce duet where queer theory and club dance collide, originally created for the Whitney Biennial.
Thursday, September 10 at 8:30 pm
Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@&
Gutierrez explores his relationships with longtime collaborators in this touching meditation on the challenges of aging, archive, and artistic administration.
Friday, September 11 at 8 pm
Age & Beauty Part 3: DANCER or You can make whatever the f*ck you want but you’ll only tour solos or The Powerful People or We are strong/We are powerful/We are beautiful/We are divine or &:’///
As Gutierrez imagines his work having a life beyond him, he assembles his utopian ideal of a dance company for the end of the world. Part 3 envisions a new future of simultaneous lamentation, aspiration, melancholy, fantasy, and doubt.
Saturday, September 12 at 3:30 pm
Sunday, September 13 at 1:30 pm
Age & Beauty Parts 1-3
Resnick Studio & LUMA Theater