IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN PARADISE
Monday, Nov 4 2013
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN PARADISE
by Maya Gingery
With a post-show discussion facilitated by Anna Martine Whitehead.

In a finite field of infinite possibility, there exist narratives and abstractions, obsessions and deconstructions, meditations and deterritorializations on stand-up comedy, entrances and exits, shamanism, the Fibonacci series, extinction, Mexican love songs, directions to water, Joseph Beuys, modern dance, deer behavior, and some intentional noise.

“Do not die until you’ve seen a large black poodle stotting in the snow.” ~ The Salmon of Doubt

Maya Gingery is a dancemaker, musician, performing artist, writer, arts educator and nature lover. She dances to find and give meaning to the mysterious consequences of living. Her dances explore both mechanical and emotional levels of engagement with corporeality, and reflect her continuing exploration of the collaboration of body, mind, sound and the performative.

Since uncannily repeating her grandma’s gesture of emerging from the woods of Virginia, Martine has been drawing perfomative ellipses of memory. She’s shown, danced, and built in a number of spaces, institutions, bars and backyards across North America and Europe.Martine currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is experimenting with free fall and black folk dances of death. See more of her projects at annamartine.com.