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ZERO



Performance
Danspace Project
2018
video






In, ZERO, Jonathan González fabulates upon the grounds of Danspace Project’s location, St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, and the choreographer’s participation in Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance (Danspace Project Platform 2018).

Structurally informed by the four cardinal directions and seasons as in the Episcopalian faith which found St. Marks Church, and a dossier of information on the history of the site and the previous territory of Manahatta, four performers: Rena Anakwe, Chazz Bruce, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, and González - return to the significance of the architecture as a commons which includes the history of slave trafficking. Elaborating on the hauntology of the church grounds, ZERO is a performative leveling off -- a disavowal to memorializing monuments and notions of futurity to arrive at an articulation of nothing -- or, 0 / ZERO.



Concept and Choreography: Jonathan González
Collaborators and Performers:
Rena Anakwe
Chazz Bruce
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
Qu
Courtney
E Solo
Ki Nen
Malcom-x Betts
Fana Fraser
BreiFrei
Stanley Gambucci
Mary Guillermo
Jasmine Hearn
Rita Hemmings
Orlando Zane Hunter Jr.
NIC Kay
Angie Pittman
Dorren Smith
Charmaine Warren

Costume Design: Chi Ngyuen
Sculpture Design: IV Castellanos
Lighting Design: Kathy Kaufmann

Commission supported by the Jerome Foundation
Bessie-nominated for Outstanding Production