Season 3 October 20-30th 2011

Miguel Gutierrez

Singer / Dancer  |  United States
Miguel Gutierrez - © Ian Douglas
© Ian Douglas
Miguel Gutierrez, a dance and music artist based in New York, has been called “one of our most provocative and necessary artistic voices” by Eva Yaa Asantewaa of Dance Magazine. He makes solo and group pieces with a variety of artists under the moniker Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. His work, characterized by the immersive quality of the attentive state that it imposes on the audience, centers around enduring philosophical questions about desire, longing and the search for meaning. His work has toured internationally at several festivals and venues and has received support from Creative Capital, Jerome Foundation, Rockefeller MAP Fund NYFA, NEA and NPN.  In 2010 he received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, and United States Artists.  He is the  winner of three New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" awards.  WHEN YOU RISE UP, a book of his performance texts, is available from 53rd State Press. He also invented DEEP AEROBICS, an absurdist workout for the radical in all of us. For his new project he is researching the overlapping and divergent conceptions of “mind” in the fields of neurology, embodied philosophy, somatic practices, improvisation and the paranormal.


Hilary Clark has been a part of process and performance since 1992, and in New York since 1998. Dedicated to being an active and vital participant, she has been involved actively through creating, performing, learning, teaching, curating and conversation. Clark graduated with a BFA in modern dance/performance in 1998 and she has studied with Ruth Adrienne, Manfred Fishbeck, Camille Paglia and Gabriel Masson with whom she assisted at University of the Arts and Bates College. In 2008, Clark was honored with a Bessie Award for her body of work as a performer with Tere O'Connor, Fiona Marcotty, and Luciana Achugar. Clark has also danced with Jon Kinzel, Larissa Velez and Miguel Gutierrez. Clark is presently working with Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People on "And Lose The Name Of Action", which premieres in September 2012 and with Young Jean Lee's Theater Company in  the "Untitled Feminist Show" which premieres January 2012. Clark's work has been shown at Dixon Place, AUNTS, CATCH, the Painted Bride (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Art Space (Hartford, Connecticut),the Kitchen in December 2008, as a part of Dance and Process, as well as at Dance Theater Workshop, where Clark was a 2008-2009 Fresh Tracks Artist, performing in collaboration with Larissa Velez, and in 2010 -2011 for a Studio Series residency.   Her teaching accolades include CLASSCLASSCLASS, Dance New Amsterdam, Glenwood Springs Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival through the Outreach Program, St. Ann's, appearing as guest lecturer at St. John's University and most recently returning to teach at the Greater Hartford Academy of Performing Arts as an alumni guest artist.

Miguel Gutierrez will participate in:
« Playing With Cinema — American Performers Experiment with French Films », performance, Saturday, October 22nd, The Invisible Dog Art Center.

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”  Isaac Newton