“Masterly… Uncompromising investigation of choreography as a mirror of human consciousness…” —The New York Times

New York premiere from Tere O’Connor, Long Run (2017) pushes the emotional content of O’Connor’s movement to new physical extremes, allowing time-based elements like polyrhythms, velocity and duration to become major forces in the work, overtaking the eight performers as they struggle to bring their bodies into a state of calm.

3 Reasons you won’t want to miss this New York City premiere:

  • Tere O’Connor is a 3-time Bessie winner, received a 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, is a 2009 United States Artist Rockefeller Fellow, and a 1993 Guggenheim Fellow.
  • “For thirty years, Tere O’Connor has made unclassifiable dance works; watching them is like seeing into his dancers’ minds, as their thoughts and sensations speed by, pile up, and coincide with others’ thoughts and sensations.” Andrew Boynton, The New Yorker.
  • Long Run foregrounds endurance and exertion in a perfect complement to Boris Charmatz’s work — see both productions and get a glimpse of the new dance landscape, as both choreographers push its limits.
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Tere O’Connor is Artistic Director of Tere O’Connor Dance. He has created over 40 works for his company and toured these throughout the US, Europe, South America and Canada. He has created numerous commissioned works for international dance companies, solo works for Mikhail Baryshnikov and Jean Butler, and has received three Bessie Awards. The company’s performers and collaborators constitute a family of artists who are dedicated to expanding the potency of dance as a serious art form. For O’Connor, meaning is arrived at in collaboration with the audience and its endlessly diverse, referential world. tereoconnordance.org

Co-commissioned by NYU Skirball and Live Arts Bard, with additional commissioning support from the American Dance Festival.

The presentation of “Long Run” was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Skirball Moves programming is generously supported by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

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Tere O'Connor Dancers
Photo Credit: Ben McKeown
Tere O'Connor
Photo Credit: Natalie Fiol
Tere O'Connor Dancer
Photo Credit Ben McKeown
Tere O'Connor
Tere O'Connor Dancers
Photo Credit: Ben McKeown
Tere O'Connor Dancers
Photo Credit: Ben McKeown
Tere O'Connor Dancers
Photo Credit: Ben McKeown
Tere O'Connor
Photo Credit: Chris Kayden, courtesy of Live Arts Bard
Tere O'Connor Dancers
Photo Credit: Ben McKeown
Tere O'Connor Choreography
Photo Credit: Ben McKeown

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