Ursula Eagly – Self Made Man Man Made Land

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March 27-30, 2013

Wednesday thru Saturday at 8pm

Co-commissioned with Mount Tremper Arts.

Supported by a Late-Stage Production Stipend Grant from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.


A kinaesthetic duet.

An abstract work that is not wholly abstract.  Figurative moments flicker throughout.

Like its title, this dance is almost a palindrome, almost the same forwards and backwards.  But it does in fact change and develop. It invites audiences to look more closely, for shifts of form that beget shifts of meaning.

Created by Ursula Eagly with Abby Block, Kohji Setoh, and Elliott Jenetopulos.

Ursula Eagly is a New York City-based creator and performer. Her work has been presented by The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, The New Museum for Contemporary Art, and Mount Tremper Arts, among other venues, and has toured to Albania, Denmark, Italy, Macedonia, and Manipur. She often performs with other choreographers and has been deeply influenced by her work with Kathy Westwater (2006-2010) and Yoshiko Chuma (2006-2011). Ursula is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Movement Research Performance Journal.

This piece is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

"Ursula Eagly talks about her new Chocolate Factory dance" - Gia Kourlas, Time Out New York

"Nuzzling (or Is It Nudging?) Their Way Through a Duet" - Brian Seibert, New York Times

Self Made Man Man Made Land, a response - Christine Shan Shan Hou, Idiom