The Way and the Body


Raúl de Nieves

The Way and the Body, 2017

Performance documentation
30:02 minutes
Courtesy Institute of Contemporary Art,

Performers: Raúl de Nieves, Micki Pellerano and Monica Mirabile in collaboration
with Sigrid Lauren, Tara-Jo Tashna and Kathleen Dycaico

Narrated by Chiara Fumai

Costumes by Raúl de Nieves

Choreography and Sound Design by
Monica Mirabile

Lighting by Anton Kandaurov and
Monica Mirabile

Filmed by Joshua Carrigan and
Christopher McDonald

Edited by Christopher McDonald

The power dynamics implicit in the installation Man’s Best Friend and The longer I slip into a crack the shorter my nose becomes is made explicit when the elaborate dresses are taken off their mannequins to become costumes in the performance, The Way and the Body. In the performance, an ensemble of dancers enact a sequence of relationships through subtle and dramatic gestures. The Way and the Body was originally performed in 2017 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.

–Risa Puleo, Curator