2010_WN2_3_LutherElliott.jpg
2010_WN2_3_LutherElliott.jpg

Walking in Two


November 11 - 14, 2010
New York, NY

SCROLL DOWN

Walking in Two


November 11 - 14, 2010
New York, NY

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Walking In Two (2010), by Tom Pearson, is a tale spun from the cultural bloodlines of “performing” Indians, from the time of the Wild West shows to the present. The artists re-construct/de-construct a Wild West show, à la Buffalo Bill, and explode the notion of cowboys and Indians as we think we know it. Subverting audience expectations and the Euro-centric desire to see “traditional” Native dances onstage, the artists trap passive viewers into witnessing an undressing of the images of Frontier America that our society has constructed and perpetuated for more than a century.

The work is performed on a traditional stage, but to an empty house, with audience members tucked into the wings, and watching onstage and from the back of the stage, facing out.

Video

 

Photography by Luther Elliot and Corrine Furman

 

Press


CREATIVE TEAM

Created by Third Rail Projects

 

Production Staff

 


PROJECT SUPPORT

Walking in Two was originally commissioned and presented by Dance New Amsterdam as part of DNA’s Heritage Series Contemporary First Nation, made possible with support from American Express. Additional support for the work came from Materials for the Arts/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs/Department of Sanitation, and Third Rail Projects with support from The Lucky Star Foundation and individual and institutional donors. 


BOOKING

Please contact us to inquire about experiential immersive collaborations and site specific engagement opportunities at info@thirdrailprojects.com.