Fitzgerald & Stapleton Create a New Work at Abrons
Irish anti-performance dance company Fitzgerald & Stapleton are bringing a new work, The Smell of Want, to Abrons Arts Center for a week-long run starting October 3. The company’s first New York commission was at The Chocolate Factory last year, where they performed The Work, The Work, a sometimes confounding, sometimes brutal dissection of the role of women in contemporary society, that bounded from topics as diverse as economic distress to body hatred. In The Smell of Want, the pair–aided by a larger company of performers–will explore desire, love, and relationships…plus some. If the preview video is confusing to American readers, that’s because it’s a reference to a Guinness ad, which can be seen below.