Redactions is both an expanding collection of text drawings (watercolor and ink on paper) and the performance that results from them. Following the residency period, we present a choreographed reading of a selection of the Redactions. at the Chocolate Factory’s new space in Spring 2020. The performance marks the publication of a portfolio of the Redactions. The Chocolate Factory event launches a “performance book tour” through cities in the US, Canada and Mexico.
Restagings No. 2: Of Serra (to movement) included in a special issue of Interim Poetics.
Carrying Across: Crossing Disciplines as a Form of Translation, edited by Autumn Widdows
“While the verb to translate is usually applied to the process of bringing the meaning of one language over to another, we wanted to take a more unusual approach by looking at work where poetry had been translated, or literally carried across, to another artform.”
Redactions No. 9: A Fragile Thing published in Imagined Theaters (Vol. 3: Open). Editor: Daniel Sack
Imagined Theaters is a journal that collects hypothetical performances written by an ever-growing array of theorists and artists of the contemporary stage. These dramatic fragments, prose poems, and microfictions describe imaginary events to explore what might be possible and impossible in the theatre.
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..."
Download the complete article here.
Sunday, October 13 || 2pm-12:30am
Fridman Gallery || 169 Bowery, NYC 10002
Restagings No. 3: Fall (C.A.) is a collective ritual—a 10 ½ hour performance—led by choreographer Abigail Levine for a community of performers, writers, and their witnesses. Fall (C.A.) is the third work in Levine’s Restagings series, which re-reads minimalist and conceptual artworks as works of performance.
Participating artists: Sareh Afshar, Hadar Ahuvia, Chloë Bass, Kyle Bukhari, Donna Costello, WooJae Chung, Atiya Dorsey, Rebecca Fitton, Camilo Godoy, Carolyn Hall, Greta Hartenstein, June Lei, Clarinda MacLow, Maho Ogawa, Kristopher KQ Pourzal, Janet Passehl, Vitche-Boul Ra, Londs Reuter, Elisa Santiago, David Thomson, and Edisa Weeks.
In addition to their more conventional roles, musicians can (and do) move, dancers can (and do) make sound. From at least Fluxus onward, this awareness has informed seminal works of experimental music and dance. Professor of Music Michael Pisaro and guest artist Abigail Levine propose a series of workshops—open to students across the institute—that address this (becoming) artist, culminating in an informal performance.
Let us be with things, take up their positions and lend them our bodies, adjust our sense of time, recalibrate control, and allow them to change the way we move and are still. Being with Things is a performance laboratory, a coming together for us and our stuff.
Los Angeles, CA
An evening of performance and films celebrating the life and work of dancer/artist Simone Forti at UC Irvine, organized by Simon Leung and Deborah Oliver.
INVENTORY, an ongoing meeting ground for percussionist Corey Fogel and dancer Abigail Levine, builds a micro-world of rhythmic, visual, and physical events always close to collapse.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 7p
Performance in Yvonne Rainer's early works, including Talking Solo (1963), Chair/ Pillow (1969), and We Shall Run (1963). In conjunction with the exhibition Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done.
September 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 2018
12:30pm and 3pm
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Of Serra (to movement) begins with the forms of Richard Serra’s iconic Prop pieces and performs a substitution of materials—from steel forms to human bodies. Sound design by Paula Matthusen. With performers Maho Ogawa and Vitche-Boul Ra.
Monday-Thursday, June 11-14, 2018 | 4-7p
Closing reception June 14, 7p
287 Spring Street, NYC
INVENTORY, an ongoing meeting ground for percussionist Corey Fogel and dancer Abigail Levine, builds a micro-world of rhythmic, visual, and physical events that are always near collapse.
Thursday, May 17th, 2018 | 8p
Los Angeles Nomadic Division
6775 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Levine is named a 2018 Mellon Artist-in-Residence at Brooklyn's Center for Performance Research.
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.