a canary torsi COURT/GARDEN

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art
Institute of Contemporary Art 100 Northern Avenue , Boston
$15 ICA members + students / $30 nonmembers

A spectacle in three acts, choreographer Yanira Castro’s Court/Garden takes as its inspiration the imperial ballets of Louis XIV’s court, the spectatorship of the proscenium stage, and the presentation of video feeds. Each act is staged within a specific audience/performer relationship, shifting the experience to ask, Who is the court? Who will be king for a day?

Performed by Castro’s group a canary torsi,Court/Garden evokes cultural, social, and political frames of experience with an operatic, spectacle-driven vocabulary reflecting how power functions in contemporary theatrical images from the fashion runway to the creation of cultural icons.

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