The Initiation | A Commission for The Museum of Arts and Design | 2012

Legacy Russell
Oct 30, 2012 12:31PM

The Initiation

The Initiation

As part of Risk + Reward / Performance without Boundaries at The Museum of Arts and Design

December 20 and 21, 2012 at 7:30pm

Choreographed by New York artist and producer Legacy Russell, Initiation enacts four moments of initiation within contemporary Western culture. Fostering experimentation between private and public social gatherings, Initiation will reconstruct the actions of preparing for shared social rituals: whether dressing for a birthday party, graduation, funeral, or evening on the town. Placed in close proximity, these milestones simultaneously reflect and deflect one another, calling into question the cultural value of each. In this way, Russell examines how social rituals come to define our sense of appropriateness in public and private gatherings.

Starring Maria Dizzia, Elizabeth Koke, Rance Palmer, and Adrea Teasdale.

About Risk x Reward at MAD.

Promo Credits:

Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, Camera

Music selection: Coco Rosie, "Turn Me On", cover of Kevin Lyttle's "Turn Me On"

Legacy Russell