Levine is named a 2018 Mellon Artist-in-Residence at Brooklyn's Center for Performance Research.
Of Serra (to movement) begins with the forms of Richard Serra’s iconic early works and performs a substitution of materials—from rubber and steel to human bodies and sound. The works evolve over 5 days of performance by Levine and members of her artistic community. With sound design by Paula Matthusen.
Monday-Friday, June 11-15, 2018
Closing reception June 15, 6pm
287 Spring Street, NYC
Artist-scholar Chloë Bass reviews Restagings No. 1: Choreographing LeWitt for Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory
"Watching Abigail Levine dance/draw the 3744 lines making up Sol Lewitt's “Wall Drawing 56,” I was struck by the feeling that I was in a training camp for something essential toward fixing the present moment..."
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Abigail Levine performs Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #56 (1970) as a choreographic score, taking 25 hours over the course of 5 days to complete the 3,744 lines. With sound designer Dave Ruder.
Sunday, July 23-Thursday July 27th, 2017
287 Spring Street, NYC
SlowDancing/TrioA is a new video installation by artist, David Michalek, in collaboration with choreographer, Yvonne Rainer. It seeks to create an unusual motion picture record of Rainer’s iconic dance-work, Trio A (1966).
Yvonne Rainer and Raindears company member, Pat Catterson, cast 46 dancers to perform seven-second sections of the dance in sequence. The end result, to be screened inside of Danspace Project’s sanctuary.
Friday, June 23- Saturday, July 1 , 2017 | 6-10PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 8pm
Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
Thursday, February 23 | 9pm
Two ongoing collaborations drawing on dance, sculpture, and electronic and acoustic sound--Kata Kovács and Tom O'Doherty (Berlin) and Abigail Levine and Paula Matthusen (New York City/Middletown)--come together for the first time in this shared space.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 8pm
For DO IT! at St. John’s, Levine will present a performance lecture that addresses the ongoing interchange between dance and the visual arts, including a performance of Yvonne Rainer's iconic 1965 Trio A. As dance is considered more through the lens of visual art, Levine’s work makes a counter claim, that visual art works may be understood instead as choreographies stilled in time. Discussion with Professor Susan Rosenberg to follow.
NOVEMBER 20 | 1-4pm
Open to all. No dance training necessary.
Abrons Art Center | 466 Grand St
FORM—FROM is a love fest and takedown of abstract form. We'll see how much we can create, how many meanings we can pull from the simplest forms, attentive to what gets left out as well as what makes it in. We will work with movement and text, tight structure and improvisation. We will consider the different approaches to these issues across dance and the visual arts. And surrounding our work, the questions: Do certain forms belong and not belong to us? What work can experimental form do in urgent political times? Feel free to bring material of any sort you would like to work from. Dancers, non-dancers, and everyone between and beside, you are welcome.
Abigail Levine | Paula Matthusen
on program with Yasunao Tone & Steven Vitiello
September 17 | 8pm
287 Spring Street
Performance with composer Paula Matthusen commemorating the ground breaking 1966 series 9 Evenings. The original 9 Evenings included John Cage, Lucina Childs, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg and others. The 50th anniversary performances includes Alvin Lucier, Simone, Forti, Zeena Parkins, Christian Wolff, Tristan Perich and others.
A three-month studio residency designed to give Brooklyn and Queens based dance, theater and performance artists the opportunity to create work in a setting that is conducive to working deeply and exploring new territory. 2016 grantees are Radical Evolution, Abigail Levine, Alex Romania, Ashley Brockington, Kris Pourzal, and Brittany Williams.
Embodying, Repeating and Working Through. The Artistic Practice of Rebecca Davis and Abigail Levine in the Context of their Reenactments of Marina Abramovićs Performances
PRESENTATION BY JOY KRISTIN KALU (Freie Universität Berlin)
ON REMNANTS AND VESTIGES. STRATEGIES OF REMAINING IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
International conference | Freie Universität Berlin | April 28-30
Curated by Ellina Kevorkian
with participants Travis Chamberlain, Denise Chapman, Shoshona Currier, Emily Johnson, Abigail Levine, Daniel Sack, and Juliana Snapper
Part of the exhibition AS ONE, program of documentation of long duration performances from the MAI archive.
what we say and don't say: a performance lecture with Claudia La Rocco, Abigail Levine, and Will Rawls
Cynthia Novack Memorial Lecture
November 23, 2015
Seminar on curation and mediation in the arts, presenter and workshop leader
October 25-28 2015
Goethe Institut Salvador-Bahia
October 20, 2015
Danspace Project, NYC / Food for Thought
curated by Lindsey Dietz-Marchant
supported by residency at University of Virginia/ OpenGrounds
November 21, 2014