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The Afterlife

A constant rotation of people, objects, images and meaning, generating the landscape for every performer to have simultaneous identities to connect, to trail off, to start something new, and then destroy it.

Dance Safari in Riverside Park
September 20-21, 2014 5:00pm
-the half life of The Afterlife-
68th Street Entrance of Riverside Park South
Performance by Laurie Berg, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Jillian Sweeney

The Invisible Dog Art Center as part of JOYCE UNLEASHED
A mini-festival of experimental work presented in off-site venues by The Joyce Theater.
This production was co-presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center.
May 15-17, 2014 9:00pm
51 Bergen St. Brooklyn, NY
Created by Laurie Berg in collaboration with the performers
Performance by Jodi Bender, Jillian Sweeney, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Laurie Berg and special guests
Lighting: Chloe Z. Brown
Sound Mixing: Karl Scholz
Costumes: James Kidd Studio

Catch 61
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
-an anti/pseudo/somewhat excerpt from The Afterlife-
The Invisible Dog Art Center Brooklyn, NY
Performance by Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Jodi Bender and Jillian Sweeney

Studio Series: Laurie Berg
Friday and Saturday, March 15th and 16th, 2013
-The Afterlife-
New York Live Arts NY, NY
Performance by Laurie Berg, Jodi Bender, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Gillian Walsh and special guests
Material includes: the constant rotation of people and objects, a shifting gaze, the double entendre, a paradox, a dance with death, and a ritual on the face of the moon.

more information

on The Afterlife by Cassie Peterson

Chez Bushwick Presents Movement Research Artists-In-Residence
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY
Performance by Laurie Berg, Jodi Bender, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Gillian Walsh
Sound: Karl Scholz

The Afterlife is dedicated to and inspired by the performance work of the late great Tom Murrin.

Funding Credits: The creation of The Afterlife was supported, in part, through a commission from New York Live Arts’ Studio Series program with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Puffin Foundation.