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G Fine Art Presents 'Ben-Hur' by Jefferson Pinder

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Ben-Hur will be presented on January 19 at 8:30pm. Since space is very limited, please RSVP to [email protected]

Continuing his investigation of dynamic movement, Pinder will be setting stage in the intimate gallery space of G Fine Art. In Ben-Hur, the audience will witness six performers uniformly exerting their physical prowess, attempting to find the ‘perfect pace’ on rowing apparatus. Working in unison, the performers will confront a variety of obstacles that will work against their efforts to remain in-sync. Loosely inspired by the galley scene in the Hollywood epic, this crew will work themselves to exhaustion in this time-based endurance piece. Accompanied by the music of Madlib, Dan the Automater and White Shadow, this choreographed performance will delve into an outward display of virility and struggle.

In this performance, the body becomes the ultimate vehicle to transcend to a spiritual place. Ben-Hur will seek to establish the undeniable connection between movement and emotion. Susan Leigh Foster writes in her book Choreographing Empathy, “Kinesthesia as entwined with the emotions presumes that all humans share this same connection and that they all are equally moved by the same depictions of human predicament or struggle.”

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Pinder’s work has been seen in both solo and numerous group shows at venues including: The Studio Museum of Harlem, the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, the Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw, Poland and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture). He showed new work in After 1968, a traveling exhibition that orginated at the High Museum in Atlanta. Pinder received his B.A. in theatre from the University of Maryland, and studied at the Asolo Theatre Conservatory in Sarasota, Florida before returning to receive his M.F.A. in mixedhttp:http://gfineartdc.com/http://gfineartdc.com/gfineartdc.com/://gfineartdc.com/2003). Based in Chicago, IL., Pinder is now an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The performance will be on January 19, 2012 at 8:30pm.

G Fine Art Gallery is located at 1350 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002. For more information visit www.gfineartdc.com or contact Annie Gawlak [email protected]

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