Photo of Pam Tanowitz with Primo Piano II (1962) in ‘No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures’ 

In Response: Choreographer Pam Tanowitz on ‘No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures’

  • Sat 30 March 2024
  • 3 pm

On the occasion of the exhibition 'No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures’, and paying homage to David Smith’s interest in music and dance, please join us for a performance in response to the works on view with choreographer Pam Tanowitz, and dancers Marc Crousillat, Victor Lozano, and Maile Okamura.

Sculptor David Smith (1906 – 1965) was at his most experimental and prolific during the last five years of his life. ‘No One Thing: David Smith. Late Sculptures’ presents seven of the artist’s most important sculptures from these final years. 

During this period, Smith deployed welding to newly monumental ends, integrated open space into his arrangement of planar forms and animated sculptural surfaces with paint in color combinations that transcended logic—all innovations that transgressed the norm, solidified his legacy and impacted generations of artists to come.  

This event is free. However, due to limited space, reservations are required.
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About Pam Tanowitz 
Pam Tanowitz is a celebrated New York-based choreographer and collaborator who has steadily delineated her own dance language through decades of research and creation. She redefines tradition through careful examination, subtly questioning those who came before her yet never yielding to perceptions stuck in the past. And now, the world’s most respected companies—Martha Graham Dance Company, Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, among others—are proudly integrating Tanowitz’s poetic universe into their repertories. Her combination of intentional unpredictability, whimsical complexity and natural drama evoke master dance makers from Cunningham to Balanchine through the clever weaving of movement, music and space. Tanowitz holds degrees from Ohio State University and Sarah Lawrence College, where she clarified her creative voice under former Cunningham dancer and choreographer Viola Farber. In 2000, she founded Pam Tanowitz Dance to explore dance-making with a consistent community of dancers. She has since been commissioned by Fisher Center at Bard, The Joyce Theater, The Kennedy Center, and many other leading arts institutions, and has received numerous honors and fellowships from organizations ranging from the Bessie Awards, Guggenheim Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Herb Alpert Award, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation among others. ”Her dances have been called a “rare achievement” (New York Times) and her 2018 work, Four Quartets, inspired by T.S. Eliot’s literary masterpiece, was called “the greatest creation of dance theater so far this century” (New York Times). Tanowitz is an assistant professor of professional practice at Mason Gross School of the Arts/ Rutgers University and is the first-ever choreographer in residence at the Fisher Center at Bard. 

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