Accolades from 2016 US touring performances of Figure a Sea

"This Sublime New Dance Work Embraces Wonder" -- Siobhan Burke
The New York Times 10/7/2016
Performed by 20 dancers of the Cullberg Ballet, with an original score by Laurie Anderson, it’s one sublime hour of asking without needing to know.  [link to review...]

"Cullberg Ballet dazzles after 15-year absence from Bay Area" -- Allan Ulrich
Absent from the Bay Area for 15 years, Sweden’s famed Cullberg Ballet returned over the weekend, brandishing a new aesthetic policy and an extraordinary new work. By ministerial fiat, the troupe abandoned ballet for modernism several years ago, and if the fare at home is as challenging as Deborah Hay’s “Figure a Sea,” introduced here at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall on Saturday, Oct. 22, then Sweden has a national dance treasure on its hands. [link to review...

"Deborah Hay’s Figure a Sea Creates a Space for Reflection" -- Jane Rosenberg 
Seen and Heard International
Meditative, spare, hypnotic, fascinating, and tender – words that aptly express the experience of seeing Deborah Hay’s Figure a Sea. Her minimalist aesthetic combined with her insistence on the poetry of everyday movements forge a quiet yet compelling inner dialogue for every dancer, and offer the audience a window into the workings of each dancer’s mind and body. [link to review...]

Austin Workshop 2017: Re-choreographing Ourselves

Re-choreographing Ourselves:
a 10 day workshop conducted by Deborah Hay in Austin, Texas

“My work relies on the persistent presence of the questions, rendering useless a reliance on memory and anticipation. My questions are meant to inspire and engage performers, individually and collectively, in noticing instances of cognitive feedback from the questions as they stimulate the cellular body.”

January 23 – 27 and Jan 30 – February 3, 2017
for 15 experienced performers

cost: $800
registration by Nov 23, 2016 / tuition in full by Dec 15, 2016
catered lunch optional for minimal charge

For information and registration contact
Amy Morrow
6218 Hillston Drive
Austin, TX, 78745

NYTimes Review: "This Sublime New Dance Work Embraces Wonder"

Dancers from the Cullberg Ballet in Deborah Hay’s new work, “Figure a Sea,” at Montclair State University.

By Siobhan Burke, October 7, 2016:

US Tours of "Figure a Sea" and "As Holy Sites Go" - Fall 2016

October 6 - 9, 2016
Peak Performances at Montclair State University: American Premiere, Figure a Sea, choreographed by Deborah Hay, performed by Cullberg Ballet with sound/music by Laurie Anderson

October 15 - 16, 2016
CAP/UCLA, Lost Angeles, CA
As Holy Sites Go
Choreography Deborah Hay
Adaptation and Performance
Jeanine Durning and Ros Warby
Sat, Oct 15 at 4:30pm
Sun, Oct 16 at 4:30pm
Ralph Freud Playhouse, UCLA

October 15 - 16, 2016
Art In Action
Cullberg Ballet
Figure a Sea
Choreography by Deborah Hay
Music and Sound score by Laurie Anderson
Sat, Oct 15 at 8pm
Sun, Oct 16 at 8pm
Ralph Freud Playhouse, UCLA

October 22 - 23, 2016
CAL Performances, Berkeley, CA
Cullberg Ballet
Figure a Sea
Choreography by Deborah Hay
Music and Sound score by Laurie Anderson
Sat, Oct 22 at 8 PM
Sun, Oct 23 at 3 PM
Zellerbach Hall

An Evening with Deborah Hay, Thursday April 21, 2016 at 8pm

Photo by Deborah Hay

This very special evening of film and performance by Deborah Hay will include Hay’s hour-long performative talk, reorganizing myself, and a screening of Turn Your F*^king Head (2012), an hour-long documentary made by British filmmaker Becky Edmunds, about Hay’s final Solo Performance Commissioning Project at the Findhorn Community Foundation, near Inverness, Scotland.

“What my body can do is limited,” writes Hay. “This is not a bad thing because how I choreograph frees me from those limitations. Writing is then how I reframe and understand the body through my choreography.” Inreorganizing myself Hay attempts to convey this process live.

“I hope that [Turn Your F*^king Head] will be seen by artists around the world because it is not only an educational tool that proposes an alternative way of creating dance material, but it also manages to encompass the trajectory of the postmodern dance world of the past forty years.” –Anne Bogart (Columbia University and Artistic Director of SITI Company)

With a poetic certainty, Becky Edmunds follows the process by which Hay transmits and coaches the same solo dance to 20 dancer/choreographers from 11 different countries, during 10 consecutive days.

Hay’s 4th book, Using the Sky, and the DVD Turn your F*^king Head will be for sale at this event.