by Contemporary Cruising |

On Maria Hassabi’s PREMIERE presented by The Kitchen and Performa, NYC , 2013

A dance of a million première

The ephemeral nature of dance is one of its great pleasures. Every moment is special,
never to be repeated the same way, no matter how many times a dance is performed. It’s
impossible to see everything; one way to grasp dance is not to grasp at it, to be willing to
let it run its course. When dance is slowed down so that its forms and images linger,
though, viewers can immerse themselves in the continuity of the movement; there is time to
become part of the dance, to inhabit it.

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by Contemporary Cruising |

Adam Linder, Cult to the Built on What, 2013

For you I put this dress on / for you I put the stress on / act like you know me / act act like you know me…

Adam Linder raps in a husky voice under the rhythm of immersive electronic music. I am fascinated, mesmerized , entertained. For this somewhat cryptically titled rapography Cult to the Built on What, the Berlin-based Australian choreographer reskills as a rapper, becoming the star of the night; the audience follows his script of staged and pre-recorded rap, timidly responding ‘oo -ooh ooh’ to his ‘ee-eeh eeh’.

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by Contemporary Cruising |


INTERMISSION, 2013 A live installation, by Maria Hassabi, at oO Cyprus and Lithuanian Pavilion, 55th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, 2013