MELINDA RING
CHOREOGRAPHIES AND COLLABORATIONS



X Inspired by conceptual artist Dan Graham's film "Rock My Religion, which connects the ecstatic dances of groups like the Shakers with rock and roll. Channeling raw attitude and rapturous energy, X pushes toward a communal catharsis, merging the formal and the ecstatic.

Premiered, St. Mark's Church, May 13—15, 2010
Commissioned by Danspace Project

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Review - Brooklyn Rail
Review - New York Times
Preview - The New Yorker
Preview - Dance Magazine
Preview - Time Out New York

“X took the path to salvation—or wholeness, or at least a better plane of existence than corporate monotony—through the most expansive, encompassing corporeal available…it was a shaggy beast…the show hangs in my mind’s eye now as a swagger, rough around the edges and wandering all over... like the Velvet Underground frenzy “Sister Ray” that is distortion and repetition and improvisation and chaotic simultaneous riffs.” - Mary Love Hodges, The Brooklyn Rail

 
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