ANNE NGUYEN: GRAPHIC CYPHERS & AUTARCIE (....) / FALL 2016

Photos: Graphic Cyphers at Times Square by Maria Baranova @TSqArts

AUTARCIE (....): a search for self-sufficiency / SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2016

Autarcie (....); Photo: Jean Van Lingen

AUTARCIE (....): a search for self-sufficiency / SEPTEMBER 29 through OCTOBER 1, 2016
Anne Nguyen / Compagnie par Terre

 

Paris-based artist Anne Nguyen’s Autarcie (….) featured four jumpsuit-clad dancers facing off in a frantic, ritual warrior dance. Hypnotic beats underscored a game of strategy as each used her specialty—breakdance, popping, and waacking—in pursuit of territory, power, and possible points of harmony. The inner-workings of this restless tribe unfolded into an emotional narrative as the dancers worked with and against each other, the space, and the audience.

Performance Dates:

Thursday, September 29 at 8 pm

Friday, September 30 at 8 pm

Saturday, October 1 at 5 pm

Saturday, October 1 at 8 pm

AND

**Discussion with Anne Nguyen and other Performance-Makers from Paris and NYC**
Towards Cultural Equality: The Artist’s Perspective
Saturday, October 1 at 6:00 pm

Autarcie (....) was co-presented by Gibney Dance Center and Crossing the Line Festival

GRAPHIC CYPHERS / SEPTEMBER 2016

Graphic Cyphers, Photo: Maria Baranova @TSqArts

GRAPHIC CYPHERS / SEPTEMBER 23 & 25, 2016
Anne Nguyen / Compagnie par Terre & Yugson

 

A new work for 20 NYC dancers made in The Bronx, NYC in collaboration with Yugson, commissioned by Dancing in the Streets and Crossing the Line.

 

Anne Nguyen and 20 NYC street dancers performed in a radical take on the hip-hop cypher. Playfully referencing the circle of dancers that surrounds an ever-changing soloist—the audience moved in and out of constellations of dancers who explored dizzying sequences of movement in ever-shifting levels and locations. For the audience, perspective, perception, and participation were in constant flux, with an intimate proximity to the action.

 

The work featured a new generation of Urban dancers from around NYC, and was made in the streets of the Bronx and hosted by the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Performances took place at the Bronx Museum and in the streets of the South Bronx on Friday September 23, and in Times Square on Sunday September 25.

 

Anne Nguyen collaborated on this project with Yugson, an award winning Urban dancer based in Paris, France.

Graphic Cyphers, Photo: Maria Baranova @TSqArts

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