Clocktower and Mana Contemporary present focus On Puerto Rico -- a 3-month residency program featuring cutting-edge work by artists living and working in Puerto Rico, as well as Puertorican-born diaspora artists.

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After Hours: Biba Bell & Sherry Dobbin Interview



Beatrice Johnson sits down with dancer and choreographer Biba Bell and Times Square Alliance's Director of Public Art Sherry Dobbin in celebration of the first event of the Spring 2014 After Hours series produced in collaboration with Times Square Arts. The trio discuss Bell's site-specific performance at the R Lounge, Plume in which she engages the lounge's vaulted walls, broad windows, and dramatic views of Times Square into her choreographed piece.

Bell's work examines the presence of the body as object in its dual relationship with a surrounding space and the viewer's gaze. Her performance process pushes the bound structures of framing in artwork and reshuffles relational understanding. She is a founding member of the collaborative performance group MGM Grand (Modern Garage Movement) and has performed at such venues as the Kitchen and Dance Theater workshop.


Plume takes place at R Lounge on Wed. 19 Feb. 2014, 10pm-12am. Limited seating. RSVP.
 

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