Red Shoes

Red Shoes
SPINE: MADELINE HOLLANDER, EVA LEWITT, RAGEN MOSS, CURATED BY REBECCA MATALON
JOAN, LOS ANGELES, CA
December 2, 2018-February 3, 2019



In Hollander’s Red Shoes, dancers perform a series of twenty sequences, combing across, curving around, and weaving through Eva LeWitt and Ragen Moss’s works. Propelled by their shoes, they fall in and out of sync as they enact a series of movements that include the translation of common gestures into a vocabulary for their feet, among others. In another sequence, hand gestures typically used to mark a dancer’s choreography are performed while they dance, in effect doubling their feet from two to four. Inspired by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 film The Red Shoes, in which a dancer, possessed by her pointe shoes, cannot stop moving as long they remain on her feet, Red Shoes examines auto pilot behavior, agency, possession, and the notion of personal and collective responsibility. Red Shoes is performed by Madeline Hollander, Ironstone, Julienne Mackey, Dominique McDougal, Kim Thompson, and Pia Vinson.

Performance Schedule:
Saturday, December 1, 2018: 7-9pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018: 3-6pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018: 3-6pm
Saturday, February 2, 2019: 3-6pm
Sunday, February 3, 2019: 3-6pm






Generous support for Madeline Hollander’s performance is provided by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, and The Timothy C. Shepard and Andra Georges Philanthropy Fund.