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DANCENOISE: Don’t Look Back

WED, July 22, 2015
10:30 am–2:30 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater and Lobby

As part of the exhibition DANCENOISE: Don't Look Back, this retrospective installation documents iconic DANCENOISE performances created by Anne Iobst and Lucy Sexton beginning in 1983 in such legendary New York clubs and theaters as WOW Cafe, the Pyramid, 8BC, Performance Space 122, Franklin Furnace, and the Kitchen. The duo went on to tour nationally and internationally, presenting their work at Lincoln Center and winning a NY Dance and Performance Bessie Award.

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut entrance installation and stage décor by Tom Berry, entrance photograph by Dona Ann McAdams, “Honk if you love DANCENOISE” window sign by James Vance, and DANCENOISE slideshow designed by Tal Yarden.

July 22
10:30 am–2:30 pm 

July 23–25
10:30 am–5 pm 

July 26
10:30am–2 pm 

Free with Museum admission.


The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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