Artist performance: Dana Michel

7 August 2018 8pm

Mercer Union is delighted to announce a performance by Dana Michel presented as part of group exhibition and event series RAGGA NYC. Please join us on Tuesday August 7. This event will follow the final session of Michèle Pearson Clarke’s What We Owe to Each Otherwhich opens at 6PM. Dana Michel’s performance will begin at 8:30PM. Admission is free and all are welcome.

when you’ve spent a lifetime holding back in one area, surely it’s holding other areas back.
time to unravel the knot that i didn’t completely realize existed (yes i did).
why i can’t touch people when i?
why i get confused when there’s more?
why i freeze now ?
what are the consequences of all the holding?
what other casualties have there been?

Dana Michel is a choreographer and live artist based in Montréal. Her first extended-length solo performance piece, Yellow Towel, was featured on the “Top Five” and the “Top Ten” 2013 dance moments in the Voir newspaper (Montréal) and Dance Current Magazine respectively. In 2014, she was awarded the newly created ImPulstanz Award in recognition for outstanding artistic accomplishments and was highlighted amongst notable female choreographers of the year by the New York Times. That same year concluded with Yellow Towel appearing on the Time Out New York Magazine “Top Ten Performances” list. Her most recent and critically-acclaimed solo, Mercurial George, was premiered at Festival TransAmériques in June 2016. Both pieces are currently on tour. In June 2017, Dana Michel was awarded the Silver Lion for Innovation in Dance by the Venice Biennale. Also in 2017 she joined Par B.L.eux, a company founded and directed by Benoît Lachambre as associate artist.

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RAGGA NYC is made possible with Leading Support from TD Bank Group through its new corporate citizenship initiative, The Ready Commitment.



Project Support provided by Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts


Dana Michel. Photo: Camille McOuat