The Glass House is pleased to announce Ivy Baldwin Dance, a new work commissioned by the Glass House, Keen (Part 1) choreographed by Ivy Baldwin.
Choreographer Ivy Baldwin’s latest work brings a powerful yet often hidden emotion to life within the Philip Johnson Glass House and its dramatic grounds. Keen (Part 1) embodies the emotional and physical experience of loss, memory and holding love, and filters it through the lens of serene Modernism and chaotic wilderness. An all-woman cast dressed in red alternate between synchronized movements and stark solitary wanderings––the sum of their movements create a whole, vulnerable and hopeful self. Juxtaposing ancient rites of mourning with threads inspired by the 1967 “Country Happening” at the Glass House, a performance of the great modern dance choreographer Merce Cunningham and the Velvet Underground, Remove both adheres to and departs from formal dance structures to share an unbridled and varied experience of grief. Keen (Part 1) is a site-specific dance is performed by Baldwin, Anna Carapetyan, Eleanor Smith, and Katie Workum, with a live score by Justin Jones.