Van 17 januari t/m 18 februari 2011 is de New Yorkse cult-choreografe en performer Ann Liv Young te gast als Artist in Residence bij de School voor Nieuwe Dansontwikkeling (SNDO). Met 37 studenten van de SNDO zal Ann Liv Young een massachoreografie-performance maken, gebaseerd op het personage Sherry, getiteld: 37 Sherrys.
De voorstelling 37 Sherrys zal op 18 februari 2011 in het Something Raw Festival in Theater Frascati in Amsterdam in première gaan.
Op 22 en 23 januari 2011 zal Ann Liv Young haar solo Cinderella vertonen in Melkweg Theater in Amsterdam.
Op 10 en 11 februari 2010, telkens om 20.00 uur vinden er repetities plaats van 37 Sherrys in studio Plantage Dok, Amsterdam. (alleen toegankelijk voor genodigden)
Deze Artist in Residency komt tot stand in samenwerking met het lectoraat Kunstpraktijk en artistieke ontwikkeling van de Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten.
Meer informatie over Sherry/37 Sherrys
Sherry is an agglomeration of the women (and men) in the audience. She has the theoretical potential to be all women because her character is always shifting. At the same time, the multiplicity of perspectives which create her means that Sherry is, by definition, a contradiction. She is all, none, both, and one. Her fractionated character defies trivialization by stereotypes.
In 37 Sherrys, Sherry engages in performative therapy to ease emotional expression. Based on the theory of the interrelatedness of body and mind, action stimulates emotional release. In past performances, Sherry’s therapeutic methods have implemented musical instruments, cooking lessons, and masturbation with quotidian objects in order to strengthen audience relationships.
Meer informatie over Ann Liv Young
"I am a rainbow of a woman. Any man would be happy to get his claws in me. But he'd spoil me. He'd take all the goodness outta me. That's why I stay single."
Uit The New York Times:
“On stage, Ann Liv Young has rolled around in her dog’s ashes, had sex with her co-stars, covered herself in blood, drank urine and attacked a PETA activist. Off stage, she has given the audience lap dances and ridiculed her own cast for fucking up during a performance.
As a graduate of the prestigious Hollins University dance program, as well as a former resident of the FUSED program in France and the Laban Centre in London, Ann Liv’s work has been presented at some of the most notable venues and festivals around America and Europe. Her shows, which she writes, performs, costume designs, stage designs and produces herself, are over-the-top performances that genre-bend elements of music video, porn, and fine art that really do go there."
"Ann Liv Young, a provocative dancer, takes on George Washington" by Gia Kourlas, NYT
"This time the trouble isn't Wicked Stepsisters" by Alastair Macaulay NYT
"This better be decent: Interview with Ann Liv Young" by Stephen Squibb, Idiom http://idiommag.com/2010/03/this-better-be-decent-interview-with-ann-liv-young/
"Ann Liv Young poops on command in Cinderella" by Gia Kourlas, NYTimeOut http://newyork.timeout.com/arts-culture/dance/78968/ann-liv-young-poops-on-command-in-cinderella