Emily Likes the TV

Photo: Babette Mangolte

 

A poetic dance theater performance in five parts with prerecorded videotapes of character-generator typing, Emily Likes The TV was written and directed by Christopher Knowles in collaboration with Cynthia Lubar. Emily Likes The TV was a long poem Knowles wrote and recorded for his sister, and the poem repeated variations describing his sister’s viewing habits. With a cast of forty performers, this performance employed various audiotapes that were utilized for different sections; some to amplify the speaking voice of the performers, while others played music or sound effects at specific intervals throughout the piece. A section of Pierre Ruiz’s piano music was performed live at The Kitchen to conclude Emily Likes The TV.

 

 

Supplemental Information

Press Release [PDF]
Performance description [PDF]
View images for this event (2)

Similar Events

Frippertronics and Mooncowisms
Joanna Walton, Robert Fripp
See More: Music, Performance, 1970s
Hearing Aid
Michael Snow
See More: Exhibitions, Film/Video, Music, Performance, 1970s
a Natural Dance
Jen Rosenblit
See More: Dance, Performance, 2010s
Forgetful Snow
Melinda Ring
See More: Dance, Performance, 2010s