ALL JOAN KICKSTARTER
The Bluets Project
Cid Pearlman Performance celebrates their longstanding collaboration with cellist/composer Joan Jeanrenaud in an evening of three works: Strange Toys, small variations and Your Body is Not a Shark. The earliest piece on the program, Strange Toys, a 10-minute duet for two women, had its New York premiere at the Joyce Soho in 2004. Nominated for two Los Angeles Horton Awards, small variations premiered as a 30-minute sextet in 2006.
Finally, Your Body is Not a Shark, an evening-length work, which premiered at ODC Theater in San Francisco in 2013. This work was created in collaboration with poet Denise Leto, and four sections of the nine-part whole will be presented on this program.
Goethe and Chelsea Hotel from Bluets #1-40
Spring 2018: Cid Pearlman Performance in collaboration with UCSC students & composer Jonathan Segel. Bluets #1-40 is research towards The Bluets Project, a multi-year, multi-location performance initiative that engages with Maggie Nelson’s book-length poem “Bluets.” Nelson’s work mixes philosophical ideas with somatic and political realities. The living, breathing queer and marginalized body is brought to the center.
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Cid Pearlman Performance
Cid Pearlman Performance brings together dancers, visual artists, writers, musicians and other culture workers to use performance as a platform to unravel the complicated nature of human interactions.
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