Maria Hassabi PREMIERE

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$15, $12 for students/seniors and groups of 10 or more. 

Maria Hassabi’s newest dance performance explores the notion of the "premiere" itself – the delicate moment in which artworks, often created, conceived and rehearsed in private spaces, are presented to the public for the first time. PREMIERE is comprised of five solos happening simultaneously onstage, performed by a team of outstanding performers – Hassabi, Hristoula Harakas, Biba Bell, Andros Zins-Browne and Robert Steijn – who each consider the first revelation of new work in different ways. Hassabi and her team carefully articulate the tension between process and product, fragility and grandeur, and the particular vulnerability in both unveiling a work and being the first witnesses to a new creation. PREMIERE will have its world premiere as part of Performa 13.

PREMIERE is a Performa Premiere. Co-presented with The Kitchen.



Maria Hassabi is a participant in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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  • Fri. Nov 1, 12:00 pm
  • Sat. Nov 2, 12:00 pm
  • Sun. Nov 3, 12:00 pm
An homage to the legendary dance vocabulary of Merce Cunningham in the newest edition of Musée de la Danse.
With MoMA admission
  • Thu. Nov 7, 8:00 pm
Noé Soulier performs a "dance of ideas" in the premiere of this performance-lecture.
$20/general admin; $15/Danspace members and Performa visionaries
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  • Tue. Nov 12, 7:30 pm
  • Wed. Nov 13, 7:30 pm
  • Thu. Nov 14, 7:30 pm
  • Fri. Nov 15, 7:30 pm
  • Sat. Nov 16, 7:30 pm
  • Sun. Nov 17, 3:00 pm
  • Sun. Nov 17, 7:00 pm
Brutally honest and highly political, this powerful performance pairs the Performa alum with a theater company of professional actors with learning disabilities.
$15 - $40
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