Informal Showing Restless Eye
On October 27th, 2011 David Neumann invited the Tallahassee community to an Informal Showing of his latest work-in-development, Restless Eye. Neumann shared a working draft of the material he and his collaborators had been developing in residence. The showing featured a number of movement segments and incorporated text written by Sibyl Kempson. Following the showing, Neumann discussed his original impulse for making Restless Eye, his interest in starting with the “unlikely”, and making tasks or choreographic events inside the work.
Neumann’s residency and resulting showing were made possible in part by an institutional partnership between New York Live Arts (formerly Dance Theater Workshop) and MANCC. The partnership, now in its fourth year, provides artists additional resources to develop work at MANCC that will premiere at Live Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Meredith Boggia, a Producing Associate at Live Arts, attended the Tallahassee showing and spoke about the partnership "Live Arts is thrilled and honored to continue collaborating with MANCC. This partnership continues to thrive because both MANCC and Live Arts are deeply dedicated to supporting artists in all stages of the creative process, which is essential to the development of new work and growth within the field of dance and performing arts."
The work will premier at New York Live Arts on March 24, 2012.