ADF Showings at Scripps: Miguel Gutierrez


An in-formal, in-process studio visit with Miguel Gutierrez and performer collaborators in his new work Super Nothing, which will premiere at New York Live Arts in 2025 as the culmination of a two-year Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist residency.

Super Nothing engages performers from New York and Los Angeles—Jay Carlon (LA), Justin Faircloth (NYC), Wendell Gray (NYC), and Evelyn Sanchez (LA). How do the dynamics of an art-making process reflect or deny the dynamics of life outside the studio? When world-building is part of your artistic project, what material makes it into that world? Whose story gets told and whose story gets put aside? bell hooks writes that, “Moving, we confront the realities of choice and location.” Thinking about movement in both the dance and geographic sense of the word, this piece engages with our ideas about place/home, time, history, and the strength and failings of “community.”

Miguel Gutierrez is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Lenapehoking/Brooklyn, NY, and Tovaangar/Los Angeles. He creates empathetic and irreverent spaces for himself and other QTBIPOC folx to dream, reflect, and find agency. His work has been presented nationally and internationally in venues such as Festival d’Automne/Paris and the Walker Art Center and in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award, four NY Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards, and a 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award. He is an Associate Professor of Choreography and Vice Chair of the MFA Program at UCLA in the department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. www.miguelgutierrez.org

Photo by Amelia Golden of Evelyn Lilian Sanchez Narvaez and Wendell Gray II

Sunday, May 19 at 4pm

Registration is required!

ADF Samuel H. Scripps Studios
721 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705
The ADF studio subsidy program is funded by the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation.

For any questions, please contact Annabel Lopez, annabellopez@americandancefestival.org

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