FOLK-S, WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art
WHERE
Institute of Contemporary Art 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston
WHEN
February 17 — 8:00 pmFebruary 18 — 8:00 pm
COST
$15-$25. SPECIAL OFFER: Buy one Get one! Phone and in-person only. Tell operator BOSTON DANCE ALLIANCE sent you.

Lauded Italian choreographer and theater director Alessandro Sciarroni is known for stagings that straddle dance, performance art, and ritual anthropology. In FOLK-S he refines the Schuhplatter, a Bavarian folk dance whose title translates to “shoe batter,” to its most essential form, invoking a sense of playful experimentation and ritualized trance. Starting from an unceasing repeated sequence, FOLK-S invites us to take part in an extreme, perception-based experience centering on the multiple variations that a form can take—and progressing to the point of exhaustion. Here the folk material finds its clearest revelation by being geographically and culturally decontextualized.

Alessandro Sciarroni is an Italian performing artist with an extensive background in visual art and theater. His works are featured in dance and theater festivals, museums, and unconventional spaces in more than 20 different countries.

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