Posted: April 8th, 2011 | Author: | Category: Photo | Tags: , , , | 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

One Comment on “NOX Pix”

  1. 1 Marie said at 7:26 pm on April 11th, 2011:

    I saw this in Boston and it is astonishing and heart-wrenching.. great work by great artists!