Paramodernities is a multidisciplinary project by NYC-based artist Netta Yerushalmy that engages deeply with the canon of modern dance in radical, reverent, and violent ways in order to spark new ideas, choreographies, and conversations. For this West Coast debut, Yerushalmy shared responses to Vaslav Nijinsky, Alvin Ailey, and Merce Cunningham followed by public discussions.
FEB 23-24, 2018: PARAMODERNITIES #1, #3 & #4 A Series of Dance Experiments led by Netta Yerushalmy (public performances and post-show discussion at ODC Theater, San Francisco)
FEB 25, 2018: Deconstructing Dance History: A Studio Practice (public workshop at ODC Theater, San Francisco)
Curated by: Hope Mohr
Culture Vulture: Paramodernities West Coast Premiere - Review by David E. Moreno
SF MOMA Open Space: Notebook - Paramodernities - by James Fleming
SF Dance Matter: Paramodernities: A Series of Dance Experiments, Conversations between Michelle LaVigne (USF) and Julian Carter (California College of the Arts)
Paramodernities was presented in association with ODC Theater with promotional support from SFMOMA's Open Space Limited Edition, an Open Space partnership with CounterPulse, The Lab, ODC Theater, Performance at SFMOMA, and Z Space, exploring questions of legacy and lineage through performances, discussions, commissioned texts and gatherings at various locations throughout San Francisco.
Header Image: Scholar David Kishik and Netta Yerushalmy share the stage in The Work of Dance in the Age of Sacred Lives, the first installment of Paramodernities. Photo by Caterina Verde.