“Paul-Andre Fortier has been traveling the world for the past two years with Solo 30×30, giving free, site-specific performances rain or shine, exposed to the vagaries of the weather and the gaze of passersby – their indifference or their curiosity, their admiration, mockery or desire. At outdoor locations he temporarily marked, with gestures repeated like a ritual, urban territories that are part of the unnoticed banality of everyday life. These places in transit, these thoroughfares and down-at-the-heels city sites, included bridges, public squares, vacant lots and overpasses for which he ascribed new functions. Oddly enough, the strangeness of the proposal bred a familiarity. Every day at the same hour, “a man who dances” would return to resume his odd but regular task, a combination of work and prayer performed by a dancing itinerant of no fixed address.”
– Michèle Fevbre (Associate Professor of the dance department at UQAM)
Now through mid-August, Paul-André will be performing this minimalist work in front of One New York Plaza everyday from 12-12:30pm. Listen in as Paul-André talks with Joyce Theater Program Associate, Laura Diffenderfer about his experiecnes performing this solo in cities throughout the world.
These are free showings. Please join us!