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Choreographer and Bucksbaum Award Winner Sarah Michelson
to Debut Her Latest Work at the Whitney
Choreographer and Bucksbaum Award winner Sarah Michelson reclaims the Whitney’s fourth-floor Emily Fisher Landau Galleries this winter to premiere the culmination of her acclaimed Devotion series. The new work, 4, will be presented in an eight-performance engagement from January 24 through February 2, 2014.
The Whitney and the Walker Art Center co-commissioned the work.
Jay Sanders, the Whitney’s curator of performance, said: “Sarah’s work combines the rigor, physicality, and conceptual thinking that define and develop new possibilities in contemporary choreography.” In The New York Times, Claudia La Rocco wrote that “Ms. Michelson is known for her uncanny ability to take over a space.”
Sarah Michelson (b. 1964) is a New York–based, British-born choreographer. Her 2012 Whitney Biennial piece, Devotion Study #1—The American Dancer, commissioned by the museum, employed a text written for the occasion at Michelson’s request. The work was by another Biennial artist, theater director/playwright Richard Maxwell, founder of New York City Players. Her new work will reunite her with Maxwell once again.
4 will be presented at the Whitney on January 24–26, 29–31, and February 1–2. All performances are at 2 p.m. Learn more at whitney.org.
Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), Devotion Study #1—The American Dancer, February 2012, during the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Photograph © Paula Court