absence and presence

Absence and Presence

This Thursday, April 27th, Andrew Dawson comes to P.S. 122 with Absence and Presence, the Best of Edinburgh award winner for 2005.

“Simply outstanding” —The Telegraph , U.K.

“One of the most life-affirming, emotionally honest pieces you’ll see”— The Herald , Edinburgh

“Dawson has an astonishing eloquent physical presence.”
– The Observer, UK

This acutely intimate work by internationally acclaimed Andrew
Dawson was honored with the Best of Edinburgh Award at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and makes its U.S. premiere at P.S. 122.

Dawson’s father died in 1985 and his body lay undiscovered for ten
days. The trauma compelled Dawson to craft this non-vocal dialogue
with his grief, guilt and loss using sculpture, video, mime and the
emotionally articulate movement for which he is extolled.

After the Wednesday, May 3 performance there will be a very special presentation of Andrew Dawson’s Space Panorama – a sparkling recreation of the Apollo 11 moon landing using only his hands, a table and a few simple household objects.

This is major, international-level work, don’t miss it.

For more about Andrew, read his interview with RoseAnne Spradlin on Movement Research’s Critical Response site.

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