Figure a Sea-- choreography and direction Deborah Hay with original sound and music by Laurie Anderson

Figure a Sea,  a dance for the Cullberg Ballet plus 5 guest dancers, is a landscape in which movement and sound combine to create a grand and emotional silence within the theater. How is it possible to sustain that silence in the hearts and minds of the performers and audiences alike? The choreographer Deborah Hay creates this new work, with sound and music by composer/musician Laurie Anderson.

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World premiere at Dansens Hus, main stage, Stockholm, 24 September 2015

April 15, 2015: Laurie Anderson and Deborah Hay at NY Live Arts Live Ideas 2015

Laurie Anderson and Hay are collaborating to create a new evening-length work— Figure A Sea for the Cullberg Ballet. Premiering in Stockholm from September 25-27, 2015, the second half of this evening’s performance gives Live Arts’ audience an opportunity to witness two artists in the early stages of their collaboration.

Live Ideas: Beth Gill's Portrait Study + Laurie Anderson and Deborah Hay
Apr 15 at 7:30pm
Tickets start at $50

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Artist in Residence at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, January 15-February 6, 2015

In a unique residency, choreographer and dance pioneer Deborah Hay will collaborate with CAP/UCLA to design a plan for meaningful engagement opportunities with the diverse Los Angeles dance community: practitioners, supporters, audiences, curators, students and educators. Through a multi-layered spectrum of activities, Deborah and CAP/UCLA will work across broad artistic and community territories to explore the Los Angeles dance ecology and develop strategies for increased involvement and synergy.

In Deborah’s own words: “I believe that it is possible for a carefully scripted language created in collaboration with various L.A. communities, to benefit the future of how dance is perceived and recognized as pertinent in people’s lives. Can a visionary shift in language that describes the relevancy of dance prove effective in how a community experiences dance? And can this serve as a model for other communities?”

Also, on Wednesday, February 4, at 7:30 there will be a screening of Becky Edmunds' documentary Turn Your F*^king Head, about Deborah Hay's last Solo Performance Commissioning Project. The documentary will be shown at the Gallery on 356 S. Mission Road.

Deborah Hay’s residency at CAP/UCLA is supported by an exploration grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for the Building Demand for the Performing Arts program.