JEANINE DURNING (NY)
Torsdag 13. Juli kl 21:00
Inging refers to the suffix “ing” in the English language.
“ing” is used to express actions that are still in progress, that haven’t yet ended.
inging proposes the insistent practice of unscripted nonstop languaging as performance, where speaker (performer) is in direct relation with listener (audience) at the moment of articulation.
Part spoken word performance, part reverie, part dance, part oral biography, part meditation and psychotherapy, inging is a choreography of the mind, moving in the continuous present. It tracks the velocity of thought through a proprioceptive cascade of words. Both performer and audience are in perpetual disequilibrium, confronted with the limits of language as a paradigm for communication, knowledge and understanding. The body and its gesture emerge as the inevitable bridge between thought and language.
Moving thought through speech, and speechifying thought through movement, brings the speaker and listener to the edges of intelligibility where the paradoxical body and the eclectic mind are possible.
All at once inside and out, past and present, present and future, present. Physical, metaphysical. Fantasy, memory. Body, voice. Each performance simultaneously produces, accumulates and archives itself.
Inging repeats itself, stutters, and multiplies itself. inging is a doing being and a being doing. inging is becoming.
“Five minutes in, a kind of electricity had taken hold in the room…Nothing was rehearsed. We were part of Durning’s present, the first recipients of this speech, the first witnesses to her thoughts. A bond formed; we were getting to know her…Durning was vigilant—not only about what was going on inside her but about what was taking place there in the room, with us. She was the embodiment of the present.”
– Andrew Boynton, The New Yorker
Foto: Ian Douglas
ABOUT JEANINE DURNING
Jeanine Durning (NY) is an artist working in dance and performance. Her choreography has been described by The New Yorker as having both “the potential for philosophical revelation and theatrical disaster.” In NYC, her work has been commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, and Danspace Project. Her most recent research is based on a practice she calls nonstopping- her solo inging (based on nonstop speaking) and the group work To Being (based on nonstop moving). Durning has performed inging more than 40 times across the US, in Europe and Canada. Her work has received support from The Alpert Award for Choreography, The New York Foundation for the Arts, a Movement Research Artist in Residence/NYC, a Dance in Process Residency through Gibney Dance/NYC, a Viola Farber Residency through Sarah Lawrence College, and an upcoming residency through the Rauschenberg Foundation. She is often commissioned to create original work, and since 2002 has created over twenty works for companies, performers, and organizations. As a performer, Jeanine has had the privilege over the years to collaborate with many choreographers with diverse creative concerns including Deborah Hay, with whom she has worked on and off since 2005. Durning has a dedicated teaching practice and has been guest faculty at SNDO/Amsterdam, HZT/Berlin, Movement Research, Tisch/NYU, New School/Lang College, and WAC/UCLA.