Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson

Serpentine Gallery

12 Aug 2016 - 8:00 PM

Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson

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Through the articulation of his body, choreographer and dancer Silas Riener explored the potential of dance in describing things. This performance was inspired by world histories, personal histories, as well as the work of poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson. This new version of the performance, first presented at EMPAC, New York, in 2015, was adapted for the context of the Serpentine Pavilion 2016

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Silas Riener graduated from Princeton in 2006 (Comparative Literature, Creative Writing and Dance, with a focus on linguistics). A member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (2007-2011), he received a 2012 Bessie Award for his solo performance in Cunningham's Split Sides. He obtain an MFA at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2008. His work has been seen at EMPAC, Architecture OMI, CATCH, LMCC's River to River Festival, Danspace Project, The Chocolate Factory, BFI Gallery, Miami, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Museo Jumex, Mexico City. He was named 2014 New York City Center Choreographic Fellow and a Mellon Artist-in-Residence, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College. 

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Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson film by Pundersons Gardens

Wednesday, 7th September 2016
Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 8

Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 8

Park Nights: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson. 12 August 2016. Photo © Manuela Barczewski
Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 2

Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 2

Park Nights: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson. 12 August 2016. Photo © Manuela Barczewski
Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 3

Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 3

Park Nights: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson. 12 August 2016. Photo © Manuela Barczewski
Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 4

Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 4

Park Nights: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson. 12 August 2016. Photo © Manuela Barczewski
Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 5

Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 5

Park Nights: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson. 12 August 2016. Photo © Manuela Barczewski
Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 6

Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 6

Park Nights: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson. 12 August 2016. Photo © Manuela Barczewski
Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 7

Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 7

Park Nights: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson. 12 August 2016. Photo © Manuela Barczewski
Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 8

Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 8

Park Nights: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson. 12 August 2016. Photo © Manuela Barczewski
Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 9

Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 9

Park Nights: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson. 12 August 2016. Photo © Manuela Barczewski
Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 10

Park Nights 2016: Silas Riener 10

Park Nights: Silas Riener, Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson. 12 August 2016. Photo © Manuela Barczewski