Live Arts Bard
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.
World Premiere/LAB Commission
Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/
Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm
The 44-year-old Gutierrez partners with 25-year-old performer Mickey Mahar in a fierce duet where queer theory and club dance collide, originally created for the Whitney Biennial.
Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@&
Thursday, September 10 at 8:30 pm
Gutierrez explores his relationships with longtime collaborators in this touching meditation on the challenges of aging, archive, and artistic administration.
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 &:’///
Friday, September 11 at 8 pm
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.
Age & Beauty Parts 1-3 Marathon Performances
Saturday, September 12 at 3:30 pm
Sunday, September 13 at 1:30 pm
Experience all three installments in one day
Resnick Studio & LUMA Theater
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.
(Suitable for ages 17 and above)
Read dance critic Brian Seibert's New York Times review of Age & Beauty Part 1, as performed by Miguel Gutierrez and Mickey Mahar at the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Read Miguel Gutierrez in dialogue with Jarrett Earnest about Age & Beauty Part 1 at Brooklyn Rail.
Deborah Jowitt reflects on dance and age in her review of Parts 1 and 2 for Arts Journal.