Alexa West

Triple Expo

July 25th - August 15th

Performances run once a week, Saturdays at 5pm

Gym presents Triple Expo, a performance series from Alexa West. Triple Expo is a dance. In it, West produces an economy of movement, isolating formal qualities of social behavior and signifying architecture, celebration, sport, and transportation. Three dancers move within the parameters of latitudinal and longitudinal lines on a low oval stage, the topography mapping their movements and rests. They develop patterns of behavior from their surrounds, cycling through sequences that respond to and support each other. Triple Expo considers the aesthetics of communal work; what is the form of the party? West choreographs a community as it speeds up, atrophies, and recycles, addressing networked systems and the performers laboring within them.

 

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Alexa West (b. 1991 Houston Texas) is an artist based in New York. West studied at the Martha Graham Professional Training Program before receiving her BFA from the Cooper Union in 2017. She has exhibited with Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Plank Road Gallery (Queens, NY), 182 Ave C (New York, NY), Two Forty (Brooklyn, NY), OTION FRONT (Brooklyn, NY), and SITE Gallery (Houston, TX).

Performers: Sharleen Chidiac, Megan Curet, Susannah Yugler

Please note: Triple Expo can be viewed from within and outside Gym. If entering, please wear a protective mask or face covering for the well-being of visitors and performers. The program is not seated, and its structuring encourages visitors to enter and exit at any point. We will be monitoring internal capacity throughout each performance.

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