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