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Julie Tolentino, For You

Participant Inc.
253 East Houston Street, 212-254-4334
East Village / Lower East Side
January 9 - January 23, 2005
Reception: Sunday, January 9, 7 - 9 PM
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PARTICIPANT INC presents FOR YOU, a site-specific performance-based installation by dancer/choreographer Julie Tolentino. The installation includes the reconfiguration of walls, sculptural props, and lighting design, all scripted to function as the set of a durational dance performance. Each day of the two-week exhibition, Tolentino will perform for one viewer at a time. Visitors will be asked to make an appointment, which will allow them to select music, video, and thus impact the choreography that is performed for them. Visitors who have not scheduled an appointment will have a bird’s-eye view of the performance via live video feed in an adjacent installation on the lower level of the space. Tolentino’s performative multidisciplinary works merge her experience in movement, theater, and performance with an interest in environmental installation. Her site-specific methodology will be applied to FOR YOU, integrating performance, digital video, sound and physical alterations of the space.

Julie Tolentino is formally trained in dance, performance and architecture, and has performed with a range of companies including David Rousseves’s REALITY Dance Theater Company (with three seasons at the Brooklyn Academy of Music/Next Wave Festival); and long-term collaborations with Ron Athey and Bob Flanagan.
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