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Marseilles, France
Early Works
Diagonal, Satie Spoons, 3 Seascapes, Trio A, Pillow/Chair
14 December 20h

Fundação de Serralves
Rua D. João de Castro, 210
Porto, Portugal
17 December 18h

Plaça dels Àngels, 1
Barcelona, Spain
19 December 19h

The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered Annually” is an ongoing work-in-progress that interweaves formal dance and personal themes of aging and mortality with humor and diverse texts — intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers — dealing with ancient Mideast dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. The power of language as a trajectory that runs parallel to the music (Gavin Bryars’ “The Sinking of the Titanic”), and the dance movement, at times interrupting it in media res, continues to be an important coordinate in Rainer’s work. All three elements combine to create a somewhat melancholy ambiance. The performers in “Dust” have been given the freedom to initiate and/or abort the movement phrases as they wish, making spontaneous decisions and exercising options throughout the 45-minute duration of the piece.

Co-commissioned by the Getty and Performa
Produced by Performa