Play the Space continues

with dance by Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith

Canyon, beach, ocean by Molly Lieber Zebra Moth by Eleanor Smith

Photos by Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith


First Street Green Art Park is proud to present the site-specific series

Play the Space, curated by Eryn Rosenthal

with a work-in-process showing of

I Think About You All The Time

Choreography and Performance by Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith
Sound Design by James Lo
Friday, October 26, 2012
(Rain date: Saturday, Oct. 27 at 5pm)
First Street Green Art Park, 33 East 1st Street (entrance on 2nd Av. and Houston)
Subway: F train to 2nd Avenue; across the street from the 2nd Ave. exit
There will be a short talk-back with the artists following the showing.

I Think About You All The Time uses a rigorous practice of improvisation to generate abstract movement material. Abandoning repetition, this piece puts two bodies in a number of different physical states which then allows an emotional context to appear.

I Think About You All The Time is presented as part of Play the Space, a series of site-specific performances in and around First Street Green Art Park curated by choreographer Eryn Rosenthal. The series takes its name from cellist Michael Fitzpatrick who says that when he performs, part of his objective is to “play the space”—to awaken the vibrational potency in the space where he is performing.

Please see photos from the performance, below.


Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith have been collaborating since 2006. Their latest evening length piece premiered in April at The Chocolate Factory. They have also shown work through The Tank, CATCH, Fridays at Noon at 92Y, LaMaMa Moves, Movement Research at Judson Church, and Performance Mix.

Molly Lieber grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Connecticut College. She currently dances for Keely Garfield, Juliette Mapp, Melinda Ring and Anna Sperber. She recently performed in works by Vanessa Anspaugh, Heidi Henderson, Jen Rosenblit, Eleanor Smith, and Katie Workum.

Eleanor Smith was born at home in Raleigh, North Carolina. She had performed works by Ani Javian, Molly Lieber, Miriam Wolf, and Katie Workum. She is currently dancing for Ivy Baldwin Dance and Molly Poerstel, and was a member of Juliana F. May/MAYDANCE from 2006-2012. Eleanor was a 2010 Fresh Tracks recipient and had the pleasure of serving on the panel the following year. She was a Studio Series artist this past June. Eleanor loves working with Molly.

Eryn Rosenthal is a choreographer, performer, and playwright based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work with The Doors Project, a series of site-specific performances in doorways and thresholds around the world, recently opened the doors (literally) for First Street Green Art Park, where she was an artist-in-residence earlier this season. Last fall she premiered the series in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, collaborating with architects, artists, activists and photographers on ways to rethink our relationship with public space. Eryn has won a Mellon Grant for work with Holocaust testimony, a Fulbright Fellowship to Spain, a Richter fellowship for work with performer/ playwright Anna Deavere Smith, and the Yale Dramat’s Best New Playwright Award. Her interview-based performance work has been the recipient of a Rice Foreign Residence Fellowship and the Open Society Institute President’s Grant to South Africa, where Eryn is currently collaborating with activists and artists on upcoming performances of The Doors


Photos by Silva Ajemian:

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