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ABOUT THE GRANT

  • $36,250 to The Kitchen to support [Siccer] (MAP 2018)
  • $7,548 to general operating support for The Kitchen

ABOUT THE PROJECT

[Siccer] is a choreographed performance for The Kitchen. The title refers to “[sic]”, the editorial disclaimer used to acknowledge a citation that retains a grammatical error from its source. Acknowledging the profound errors that are embedded in the words and techniques we use on ourselves, and on each other, [Siccer] whittles away at the stability of language and dance as vehicles for the invention of self. In particular, this research will follow performers negotiating blackness as a medium, as an abstract, porous set of actions and utterances. [Siccer] will comprise stories, methods and attitudes about the self, none necessarily in favor of “I”, stewing, instead, in auto-fables that borrow and refuse form, yet are determined, nonetheless, to leave an impression.


ARTISTIC TEAM

Will Rawls