Pontus Lidberg

"On The Nature Of Rabbits"
Wed Mar 6 - Sun Mar 10

Pontus Lidberg makes his return to The Joyce with the New York premiere of On The Nature Of Rabbits, inspired by true events occurring shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall and during the peak of the AIDS epidemic. In a series of dreamlike scenes, Lidberg contemplates the relationship between childhood mementos and the nuances of desire. Commissioned by La Biennale di Venezia, and co-commissioned and co-produced by Works & Process at the Guggenheim, the work further explores the delicate balance between reality and imagination in a time of fear. Animated projections by Emmy-Award winning Jason Carpenter add a playful and interactive layer to the dance.

Digital Program

Content Warning: This show contains a brief period of nudity.

Special Performances

Curtain Chat: Thu, March 7


Run Time

Approx. 1 hour

Funding Credits


Major support generously provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Special support for presenting Swedish artists at The Joyce Theater provided by The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. Additional support provided by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.