About the Grant

$25,000 to support Blue Liz (MAP 2007), a new evening-length performance work by choreographer RoseAnne Spradlin with composer Chris Forsyth, which personally reframes the legacy of the 1960's through a psychedelically-tinged voyage into the era's sexual politics and artistic trends.

About the Project

Choreographer RoseAnne Spradlin will direct a new project, Blue Liz (formally the boys are hungry), with composer/musician Chris Forsyth and her company dancers. The mixed-media performance work will premier at The Kitchen (NYC) in the fall of 2008.

the boys are hungry will investigate a theme that is obliquely threaded through much of Spradlin's work: how violence is imprinted on the body and mind and how the legacy of violence might be transformed on a personal and global level. Spradlin and Forsyth will draw on cultural images and musical trends from the 1960's to the present, filtering the work through several provocative sub-themes: identity, including DNA fingerprinting, hormonal drives and their influence on movement, male/female tensions and the politics of contemporary art.

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