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Miguel Gutierrez

Flynn Center presents

Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People "And lose the name of action"

A Flynn Center Co-Commission

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  • Thursday, November 8, 2012, 8:00 PM


“One of today’s most exciting dance artists.” —New York Times

One of New York City’s most talked-about dancer/choreographers and Guggenheim recipient Miguel Gutierrez returns with a provocative new work. Haunted by the ghostlike traces that dance leaves on your mind and body, Gutierrez and the Powerful People perform And lose the name of action, an evening-length séance with six unforgettable, award-winning performers who form an incongruent, temporary family. Inspired by Jorgen Leth’s film The Perfect Human, the elusive logic of dance improvisation, philosophical quandaries about the brain, the 19th-century spiritualist movement, and Shakespeare, And lose the name of action draws connections between the analytical and the unexplainable, grappling with the limits of language and the ever-present specter of death.

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And lose the name of action is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in parternship with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music, On the Boards, and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information:

And lose the name of action is also made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. Major contributors of NPN include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Foundation for the Arts (a federal agency), the MetLife Foundation, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

This performance is also funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The presentation of And lose the name of action was made possible by the New England Foundatino for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This performance is supported by endowments initiated through challenge grants from the Ford, Argosy, and Doris Duke Charitable foundations and matched by generous support from the community; also funded in part by Andrea's Legacy Fund, used to protect and maintain the Flynn's performing arts and education programs.

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