Special Performance: NOX
Praised for his work as a member of Merce Cunningham Dance Company (2004-2012), for which he received a Bessie Award, Rashaun Mitchell moved to New York City in 2000 after receiving the Viola Farber-Slayton Memorial Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Internationally acclaimed writer Anne Carson’s books include Nox (2010), Decreation (2005), The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos (2001), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry; Economy of the Unlost (1999); Autobiography of Red (1998), shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize; Plainwater: Essays and Poetry (1996); Glass, Irony and God (1995), shortlisted for the Forward Prize; and Goddesses And Wise Women (1992). Carson is also a classics scholar, the translator of If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (2002), and the author of Eros the Bittersweet (1998).
Choreography by Rashaun Mitchell in collaboration with Silas Riener
Text by Anne Carson
Performed by Anne Carson, Robert Currie, Silas Riener, and Rashaun Mitchell
Original Live Music by Ben Miller
Lighting Design by Davison Scandrett
NOX was created, in part, while in residence at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in partnership with Danspace Project’s Choreographic Center Without Walls (CW2) through support from the New York State DanceForce with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program.