DANCE— MO­RIAH EVANS

BOMB Magazine - - CONTENTS - by Lawrence Kumpf

An in­ter­est in disobe­di­ent bod­ies notwith­stand­ing, for Mo­riah Evans dance emerges through rig­or­ous chore­o­graphic struc­tures. Her most re­cent piece, So­cial Dance, was pre­sented at IS­SUE Pro­ject Room ear­lier this year.

Mo­riah Evans’s So­cial Dance 1- 8: In­dex pre­miered last Jan­uary at IS­SUE Pro­ject Room, where she de­vel­oped the piece over the pre­vi­ous year in our beaux- arts theater. The re­la­tion­ship to the ar­chi­tec­ture is not in­signif­i­cant, as the se­ries of forty-five dance steps that cre­ated the ba­sis for the chore­og­ra­phy were drawn from the pat­tern­ing and ra­tios of the theater. As in Evans’s pre­vi­ous work, the re­la­tion­ship be­tween struc­ture and the per­form­ing body form the con­cep­tual ar­ma­ture of So­cial Dance. Not hav­ing a for­mal back­ground in chore­og­ra­phy my­self, I feel like I am con­stantly ap­proach­ing dance through other ideas, through think­ing about other forms and dis­ci­plines. There is some­thing in Evans’s work that lends it­self to this type of in­quiry. Af­ter watch­ing the piece de­velop over the last year and hav­ing count­less con­ver­sa­tions along the way, we sat down a few months af­ter the run’s con­clu­sion to speak about her work.

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