Endless Shout: taisha paggett’s counts orchestrate, a meadow (or weekly practice with breath)

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1/4: taisha paggett, counts orchestrate, a meadow (or weekly practice with breath), 2016, Institute of Contemporary Art. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
2/4: taisha paggett, counts orchestrate, a meadow (or weekly practice with breath), 2016, Institute of Contemporary Art. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
3/4: taisha paggett, counts orchestrate, a meadow (or weekly practice with breath), 2016, Institute of Contemporary Art. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
4/4: taisha paggett, counts orchestrate, a meadow (or weekly practice with breath), 2016, Institute of Contemporary Art. Photo by Stacey MacDonald.

In conjunction with its ongoing interdisciplinary project Endless Shout, the Institute of Contemporary Art presents choreographer and performance artist taisha paggett’s counts orchestrate, a meadow (or weekly practice with breath). Throughout the two-day presentation, paggett and choreographer Meena Myrygesan will perform a replica of a rehearsal within the gallery space, using time and breath to develop movement that responds to the works on view in the ICA’s group exhibition The Freedom Principle.

These events are free and open to the public.

Endless Shout is a multi-artist project examining the role of performance in museum spaces. Over the course of six months, six artists—designer Raúl de Nieves, dancer Danielle Goldman, choreographer taisha paggett, composer George Lewis, poet Fred Moten, and artist collective The Otolith Group—collaborate on an experimental series of dance, music, poetry, multi-media installations, and interactive programs. The project addresses questions about how, why, and where performance can occur, and whose voices are represented within cultural spaces.


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