BY DANIEL ARSHAM, JONAH BOKAER, AND JUDITH SANCHEZ RUIZ
Miami Premiere in collaboration with the Adrienne Arsht Center
November 12 & 13, 2010
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) proudly announce a collaborative Miami premiere of REPLICA by Daniel Arsham, Jonah Bokaer, and Judith Sanchez Ruiz and featuring Taiwanese dancer CC Chang. REPLICA explores the overlapping disciplines of choreography and spatial design through the collaborative lens of Miami’s own Daniel Arsham, an internationally acclaimed visual artist and set designer; Jonah Bokaer, an award-winning choreographer and media artist; and Judith Sanchez Ruiz, an accomplished dancer and choreographer. The work will be performed twice in Miami – first in a theater, and then in a museum – providing South Florida audiences with the unique opportunity to experience the performance in two extraordinary and different contexts. At the Adrienne Arsht Center on November 12 at 8 p.m., the audience will have the opportunity to experience the full theatrical production, including video projections and stage lighting. On November 13 at 7 p.m. at MOCA, REPLICA will be performed in a museum setting.
REPLICA is a stunning production that masterfully melds the worlds of dance, sculpture, and visual art. Initially conceived as an exploration of memory loss, movement pattern recognition, and spatial perception, REPLICA has evolved into a rich multi-dimensional work incorporating sets, objects, lighting, video, and still images to create intriguing visual illusions. Arsham, Bokaer, and Chang all appear on stage, creating situations that could not veritably exist, suggesting another imaginary dimension beyond the vivid 3-D performance they inhabit.
REPLICA in Miami is made possible by the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. The performance at MOCA is made possible in part by Hal Phillips and Carl and Shirley Schwartz, with additional support provided by Rosalind Jacobs. REPLICA has been commissioned by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS), Washington D.C with support from the Harman Center. Additional support for REPLICA has been provided by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, The New Museum, Musee Carré d’Art in Nîmes, and U.S. Artists International, a program of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Trust for Mutual Understanding.