De Lo Posible (of Possibilities)

Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
City: 
New York (NY)
 

Hector Canonge and Verónica Peña present the premiere of their new collaboration, De lo Posible (of Possibilities), a movement-based performance-art work informed by Butoh practice and traditional dances from Spain and South America. The performance explores human (dis)connections, language barriers, non-verbal communication, and intercultural exchange between two subjects (a male and a female performer) belonging to different yet interconnected cultures. The multimedia work consists of three parts (Encounter, Rupture, and Harmony) and combines choreographed corporeal movement, dance theater, projections, electroacoustics, and the use of a selection of popular objects.

Hector Canonge and Verónica Peña are performance artists working at the convergence of various disciplines. They met in 2014 during the Month of Performance Art in Berlin in the program PERFORMEANDO organized by Canonge. After presenting work independently in the United States, and coinciding in various programs in Europe and Latin America, they decided to collaborate creating multimedia pieces that incorporate physical theater, movement based performance, dance-theater, and mediated installations. Argentinian born, Hector Canonge is based in New York City.  His work integrates the use of new media technologies, cinematic narratives, performance art and social practice to treat issues related to the construction of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. Verónica Peña, born in Spain, is based in Indiana and Chicago.  Her work explores the themes of absence, separation, and the search for harmony through performance art. Her recent work consists of experimental participatory performances that create shared moments amongst strangers. Independently, both artists have exhibited and presented work in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. As collaborators, since 2016, they presented the performances: De lo Ajeno (of Others) Queens Museum, and Rabbithole, New York City; De lo Lejano (of the Distant), Panoply Performance Lab, New York City; and the Exhibition and Performance Art program, UNDER OUR SKIN: Body and Territory in Performance Art, Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Their new work, De lo Possible (of Possibilities) will be premiered at TRISKELION ARTS Split Bill Program in March 2017.  The artists are also preparing the continuation of their HEPTALOGE performance series for future presentations in the United States and abroad.

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