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Sarah Michelson: 4

Jan 24–Feb 2, 2014

Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), Devotion Study #1—The American Dancer, February 2012, at Whitney Biennial 2012. Photograph © Paula Court

Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), Devotion Study #1—The American Dancer, February 2012, at Whitney Biennial 2012. Photograph © Paula Court

Choreographer Sarah Michelson premieres a new work on the Museum’s fourth floor, where she previously presented Devotion Study #1—The American Dancer, her Bucksbaum Award–winning piece from the 2012 Whitney Biennial. For this piece, the culmination of her Devotion series, Michelson continues to explore the dialogue between the form and history of dance through intense physicality, rigorous formal structures, and precise staging. The new work, 4, will be presented in an eight-performance engagement.

This exhibition is organized by Jay Sanders, Curator and Curator of Performance.

4 is co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center, with support provided by the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

4 was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

      

Generous support for 4 at the Whitney Museum of American Art is provided by an anonymous donor.

Funding for the Whitney’s Performance Program is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Performance Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Images of 4

Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), 4, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, January 2014. Photograph © Paula Court
Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), 4, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, January 2014. Photograph © Paula Court
Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), 4, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, January 2014. Photograph © Paula Court
Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), 4, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, January 2014. Photograph © Paula Court
Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), 4, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, January 2014. Photograph © Paula Court
Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), 4, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, January 2014. Photograph © Paula Court
Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), 4, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, January 2014. Photograph © Paula Court
Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), 4, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, January 2014. Photograph © Paula Court
Sarah Michelson (b. 1964), 4, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, January 2014. Photograph © Paula Court

Tickets

Performances: January 24–26, January 29–February 2, 2014
All performances take place at 2 pm.

General Admission: $25

  • Advance tickets are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available for in-person purchase on the day of each performance. Please visit the admissions desk for more information.
  • Tickets include full-day admission to the Museum. 
  • All performances begin at 2 pm. Tickets purchased in advance should be picked up at the Museum on the day of the performance no later than 1 pm.
  • No late ticket-holders will be admitted after the performance has begun. 
  • There are no refunds on unclaimed tickets or late arrivals. 
  • Please note: Audience seats will be backless. Contact ticketing@whitney.org in advance of the performance if you require alternative seating.
  • For general admission ticketing questions, please contact ticketing@whitney.org.
  • To take advantage of the member discount, the member must be present and have an active membership card. The discount does not extend to corporate members. 
  • For more information, email memberinfo@whitney.org or call (212) 570-3641; please have your membership card or membership ID number on hand.

In the News

“Four on the Floor”
Artforum

“Q&A: Sarah Michelson Talks About Her Latest Premiere”
Time Out

“Sarah Michelson’s ‘Devotion’ to Dance”
The Wall Street Journal

“Endurance as Art Form”
The New York Times

“No one’s dances look quite like hers.”
New York Post

“[Sarah Michelson] takes the mundane and accretes . . . it until it becomes extreme, extraordinary and even angelic.”
Danceview Times

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