Jeanine Durning: inging

Repeats every 2 days until Fri Apr 18 2014 .
April 16, 2014 - 7:30pm
April 18, 2014 - 7:30pm

Solo Flight
Jeanine Durning: inging
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm


Admission: $20. Seating is very limited. Purchase online now from Alverno Presents at (click on event "10").

A co-presentation with

What is the initial impulse of creation? What prompts an artist to explore the inner life and share that journey?
Solo Flight is a week-long festival presenting the work of three powerful individual voices--Jeanine Durning, Morgan Thorson, Colin Stetson--who share a profound commitment to technique and a fierce desire for ecstatic expression. Spread across four venues--Alverno's Wehr Hall, INOVA, MIAD and the Lynden Sculpture Garden--Solo Flight tracks the euphoric depths of inner space.

The Lynden Sculpture Garden will be hosting Jeanine Durning for a week-long residency and two performances of inging.

inging refers to the suffix "ing" in the English language. "ing" is used to express actions that are still in progress, that haven't yet ended. Part spoken word performance, part reverie, part dance, part oral biography, inging is a choreography of the mind, moving in the continuous present. It tracks the velocity of thought through a cascade of non-stop speaking. inging proposes the insistent practice of unscripted language as performance, where speaker is in direct relation with listener at the moment of articulation. Both performer and audience are in perpetual disequilibrium, confronted with the limits of language as a means of communication and understanding. Moving thought through speech, and speechifying thought through movement, the body and its gesture emerge as the inevitable bridge between thought and language. Channeling parallel states of awareness into a continuous present, each performance simultaneously produces, accumulates and archives itself.

Read more about inging here:

About Jeanine Durning
Jeanine Durning is a choreographer and performer from New York City. She began performing her solo works in 1998 with Wishbone. Since 2002, she has created 15 original works, commissioned by companies and independent performers. In 2008, Durning was the recipient of the Alpert Award for choreography. She has also had the great pleasure to work and perform on a project basis with Susan Rethorst, Chris Yon, Bebe Miller, Martha Clarke and Deborah Hay, among many other dance luminaries. inging was first presented in June 2010 at the Frascati Theater WG in Amsterdam and has since been invited to theaters, studios, museums, galleries and rooms in Berlin, Amsterdam, Leuven (BE), Chambersburg (PA), Minneapolis (MN), and New York City (American Realness Festival).

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