Alignment is everywhere is a 20 minutes film portrait of Hay by Peter Humble and David Young. It was shot in January/February 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, on a 16mm hand-cranked camera using expired and hand-processed film stock. The film premiered in 2019 at Berlin’s Tanz Im August and has been shown in various performance venues since. Future screenings are planned in Helsinki, Barcelona and other cities in the context of dance festivals presenting Hay’s work. The film is not yet released for sale or online. Enquiries about screening opportunities or more information contact David Young: email@example.com
Following the "RE-Perspective Deborah Hay" events held during the Tanz im August (Dance in August) in Berlin 2019, a beautiful edition catalog/book is now available for purchase.
About the catalog/book:
"The choreographer and renowned dance historian Susan Leigh Foster selected previously unpublished materials from the Deborah Hay Archive, such as dance instructions, drawings, photographs, and correspondence; complemented by Hay’s own commentary as well as scientific classifications, this book is a multifaceted overview of her dance oeuvre from the 1960s to the present day."
Book title: RE-Perspective Deborah Hay, Works from 1968 to the Present
Ed. HAU Hebbel am Ufer, University of the Arts Stockholm / University of the Arts Helsinki, text(s) by Susan Leigh Foster, Deborah Hay, Kirsi Monni, Laurenrt Pichaud / Myrto Katsiki, Virve Sutinen, graphic design by Torsten Köchlin und Joana Katte
English, 2019, 184 pp., 70 ills., softcover, Swiss brochure with open spineTo purchase the book, please visit:
20,00 x 26,00 cm
A new edition of Deborah's book "Using the Sky, A Dance" has been published by Wesleyan University Press (October 1, 2019).
Deborah Hay is an internationally renowned dance artist whose unique approach to bodily practice has had lasting impact on American choreography. Her commitment to dance as a process is as exquisite as it is provoking. Rooted in NYC's 1960s experimental Judson Dance Theater in New York, Hay's work has evolved through experimentation with a use of language that is unique to dance. This book is an exploration and articulation of Hay's process, focusing on several of her most recent works.
About the Author
DEBORAH HAY is a dancer, choreographer, writer, and teacher working in the field of postmodern dance and one of the founding members of the Judson Dance Theater. She is the artistic director of the Deborah Hay Dance Company, based in Austin, Texas.
"Using the Sky weaves together a series of questions, thoughts, and actions aimed at stepping, literally and figuratively, into the unknowable."—Didier Morelli, The Drama Review
"Hay reassures her readers that this question is 'unknowable' but that at the same time 'the process of entering into the question was transformative' although she 'could not say how' (2015:17). I think about parallels with faith, another practice which (although I don't have one) is both, it seems, unknowable and transformative. It's this conundrum which is the lightning bolt from Using the Sky. 'What if'—a real Hay-ism—one can be so dedicated to one's movement practice, so inexhaustibly curious about it all, and yet at the same time be seemingly ready to challenge, acknowledge its banality, to let it go?"—Rachel Gildea, Oxford Dance Writers blog
For additional details and to order: https://www.hfsbooks.com/books/using-the-sky-hay/