Posted: April 8th, 2011 | Author: Jordan Melnick | Category: Photo | Tags: Anne Carson, NOX, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener | 1 Comment
On Thursday night, poet Anne Carson read from her latest work, NOX, a meditation on the death of a brother, as Merce Cunningham Company dancers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener performed to the music of avant-garde instrumentalist Ben Miller. Staged at the Moore Building in Miami’s Design District, it was only the second ever performance of the NOX collaboration.
Mitchell (right), dancer and lead choreographer, tries to rescue Riener from oblivion
At different points in the performance, Carson drew abstractions that were projected on the wall
The webbing of the Moore Building, a Zaha Hadid installation from 2005
Carson reads her work by projector light under the watchful eye of collaborator Robert Currie (left)
Riener, in a solo at the beginning of the performance
The audience moved up the four floors of the Moore Building during the performance, trying (in vain) to keep up with the dancers
The beginning of the end . . .
You can see more photos from the NOX performance on Picasa and a separate collection from the NOX rehearsal on beachedmiami.com.