Solo 30x30 is 30-minute dance performance presented in the same location, at the same time for 30 consecutive days.
Created by choreographer and performer Paul-André Fortier, one of the leading figures in Québec contemporary dance, this minimalist work is stripped of the stage’s artifice and grounded in the urban décor to form a bond between performer, audience and place.
Paul-André Fortier has been traveling the world with Solo 3x30 (2006), 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, for the programm of Festival TransAmériques 2008.)
Solo 30x30 will take place every day at noon, in collaboration with River to River Festival, The Joyce Theater and Brookfield Properties.
Free and open to the public.
One New York Plaza
Lower Manhattan(Subway line R, Whitehall Street-South Ferry Station)