Ally

1/6: Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. April 26, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
2/6: Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio, 2016. Photo by Carlos Avendano. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
3/6: Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio, Rope Dance, 2015. Photo by Hugo Glendinning. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
4/6: Stephen Petronio rendition of The Courtesan and the Crone by Anna Halprin, 2016. Exhibition detail from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
5/6: Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio, Swallow, 2016. Exhibition detail from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
6/6: Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. April 26, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

MacArthur Fellow Janine Antoni is known for blurring distinctions between performance art and sculpture through a primary subject: her body. Ally is a performance-as-exhibition, conceived by Antoni in collaboration with pioneering choreographer Anna Halprin and contemporary dance artist Stephen Petronio. Rather than a traditional retrospective that attempts to capture the past, Ally uses the past to move forward. Antoni, Halprin, and Petronio collaborated over a two-year residency at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, to look back at their established philosophies, past works, and the important contributions each collaborator has made to his or her respective fields. The project combines installed environments, sculptures, and repeated movement performances by Antoni and Petroni on four floors of the Fabric Workshop and Museum.


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