Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith – Rude World

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January 2015

Jan 7 at 6pm; Jan 8 at 5pm; Jan 9 at 7pm; Jan 10 at 5pm; Jan 11 at 3pm; Jan 12 at 4pm


Co-commissioned and presented with Performance Space 122 as part of the COIL Festival 2015.

Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith make dances together by constructing improvisational practices into a mutual experience of performance. Seemingly conjoined at times, or forcefully in opposition – this performance is a living, breathing, thumping manifestation of a profound and raw artistic collaboration.

As highly skilled improvisers, they often discover ideas first through feeling. Their artistic intimacy allows for a crafted wildness which is then honed into a performative specificity through the necessity of a dual consensus. Rude World is the final series in a triptych of works created over the course of three years.

Choreographed and Performed by: Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith. Lighting Designer: Madeline Best.

"Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith unveil Rude World" - Gia Kourlas, Time Out New York

"The Duet as a Physical Sculpture, Unburdened by Noise or Clothing" - Brian Seibert, New York Times

"Two Becoming One Remaining Two" - Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat

"Elements of Erasure" - Cassie Peterson, The Brooklyn Rail