Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Abigail Levine

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: New York
MacDowell fellowships: 2018

Abigail Levine is a choreographer whose work is rooted in dance and the dancing body, although objects, text, and drawing often enter the proceedings. Recent works include the Restagings series, which works from an iconic cadre of 1960s artists—LeWitt, Serra, Andre, Morris, De Maria—reading their objects and ideas as scores for performance. In residence she workshopped Fall (C.A.), the third in her Restagings series, which interprets modern and postmodern visual artworks as choreographic scores. Fall (C.A.) was to premiere in May 2019 at Fridman Gallery, NYC. Abigail also began work on Catalogue of Labors, a choreographic “assembly-line to nowhere,” which will premier in 2020 at The Chocolate Factory Theater in New York. To date she has presented No. 1: Choreographing LeWitt (2017, Fridman Gallery) and No. 2: Of Serra (to movement) (2018, Vox Populi & Fridman Gallery.) Levine has presented her work nationally and internationally at venues including Movement Research Festival, Mount Tremper Arts Festival, Danspace Project, Roulette Intermedium, Kennedy Center, Human Resources LA, Benaki Museum, and SESC São Paulo. Levine performed recently with choreographer Yvonne Rainer in the Museum of Modern Art’s retrospective of the Judson Dance Theater and was also a reperformer in performance artist Marina Abramovic’s MoMA retrospective. Levine is a visiting professor in dance at Wesleyan University and Florida State University’s Arts in NYC program.

Studios

Firth

Abigail Levine worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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