David Thomson

David Thomson he his own mythical beast

Saturday, September 10, 8:00 pm / Tickets $15
In Partnership with Performance Space 122

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Entangled as we are in ideas of freedom, desire, and identity, we create myths that transform and solidify the world around us. he his own mythical beast is a performance installation centered around Venus, a personification of the fierce, elusive heart of contradictions inherent in race, gender, and sexuality in American society—part beast, part myth, part clown; discomfiting, intriguing, comforting, funny, and sad. A code-shifting chimera set in a voyeuristic nest of narratives that contemplate our ideas of self and other.

David Thomson has been a collaborative artist in the fields of music, dance, theater, and performance with a wide range of artists including Trisha Brown, Meg Stuart, Marina Abramović, Yvonne Rainer, and Ralph Lemon, among many others. His own work exists among the intersections of movement, text, sound, and song, mining the unconscious narratives and underlying structures that drive the experience.  

David Thomson “… protean physical and vocal skills … luminous … whose voice, brain, and moves are among the genuine treasures of the downtown scene.” —Elizabeth Zimmer, Village Voice   “fluid, episodic dancing … characterized by hinging, rippling phrases.” —New York Times