September 22, 2016
The Way You Look (at me) tonight
Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis
Thursday, September 22, 7:30pm, Arts 111, CSU San Marcos
$12 General Admission
$6 CSUSM Faculty/Staff/Alumni
How do we look at each other? How do we allow ourselves to be seen? How do our bodies shape the ways we perceive the world around us? Can we change how we see others?
The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight is a social sculpture—a sensory journey, for two performers and audience. Dancing, singing, telling stories and asking questions, leading UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham and international choreographer and performer Jess Curtis, combine performance, original live music, and video to wrestle (sometimes literally) with important questions about our habits and practices of perceiving each other and the world. In collaboration with noted author and philosopher of perception Dr. Alva Noë, video artist Yoann Trellu, composer Matthias Herrmann, and dramaturge Luke Pell, they perform an evening-length duet that excavates their own ways of seeing each other—as a man and a woman of different ages, bodies and backgrounds. In 2005 Curtis was the choreographer who first introduced Cunningham to movement, leading to her career as a choreographer in her own right. Now a decade later they return to work together to co-create The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight.
Co-sponsored by Arts and Lectures, CSUSM Dance Studies, and PADL West
Supported by Unlimited, with funding from Creative Scotland, co-commissioned by Tramway Glasgow; New England Foundation for the Arts, The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, and The California Arts Council; Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Kofinanzierungsfonds der Senatskanzlei für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.