In Proximity / Ralph Lemon

16/06 - 19/06/2022


In Proximity
by Ralph Lemon for 'Dancing Studies'
From Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 June
COSMO, Campo san Cosmo, isola della Giudecca

Performance times to be confirmed

The US choreographer, theorist and visual artist Ralph Lemon is the last guest of the cycle of performances 'Dancing Studies. He has produced a piece comprising multiple fragments developed over the course of many years of research into movement, text and sound. A process not geared towards reactivating any of Bruce Nauman’s performances, nor even emulating them, but rather a collection of actions with the potential to evoke some of the works on display at Punta della Dogana, creating inquisitive connections framed within a visually marked backdrop and a complex soundscape.

The performance 'In Proximity' lasts approximately one hour and takes place at COSMO, Campo San Cosmo on:

Thursday 16 June at 8 pm
Friday 17 June at 6.30 pm
Saturday 18 June at 6.30 pm
Sunday 19 June at 6.30 pm

From April to June 2022, Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana presents ‘Dancing Studies’, a series of new performances created by a group of internationally-renowned choreographers - William Forsythe, Lenio Kaklea, Pam Tanowitz, Ralph Lemon - invited to develop a project in dialogue with the work of Bruce Nauman and the exhibition 'Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies' at Punta della Dogana.

Special thanks to the musicians Fabio Ferrante (percussion), Sergio Ludovisi (trombone), Victor Prisacaru (trumpet), Giuseppe Zanella (sousaphone).

Costume design in collaboration with the students of BA Fashion, Iuav University of Venice: Asia Giacobbo, Eleonora Maria Pronello, Martina Favuzzi, Giovanni Vazzoler, Silvia Ippolito, Caterina Giovanelli, Nuozhou Wang, Giacomo Regazzo. Pattern Making Professor: Anthony Knight (Iuav)

Download the 'Dancing Studies' booklet

Access to the event
Admission is free until capacity is reached.

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