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Art Klub Presents: to love the crab

Photo by Kirsten Schnittker

Photo by Kirsten Schnittker

Art Klub Presents: to love the crab

"to love the crab," by Art Klub resident artist, choreographer, and dancer Marion Spencer, is a dance exploring resistance, the feminine, ambition, healing, capitalism's need for relentless growth (and the toll that takes), and transformation. This process takes inspiration from the writings of Marion Woodman, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Barbara Ehrenreich + Deirdre English. As part of this project Spencer asks: What does it look like to embrace conscious femininity in work, resistance, and success? As a white womyn, Spencer asks: What does white feminine resistance look like? There is glitter, glow, and bright colors texturing the air, as well as soft neutrals. There is physical rigor and tenderness. There is rock music, house music, and a symphony of silence. There is breaking, mending, and listening.

This performance is a showing of a developing work in progress, "to love the crab.”

*A Q&A with the artist will immediately follow the performance*

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MARION SPENCER BIOGRAPHY

Marion Spencer is a New York-based dancer, choreographer and educator. Her work has been presented by Danspace Project (DraftWork), Gibney (Work Up), Brooklyn Studios for Dance (SoundStep), Green Space, Triskelion Arts, Center for Performance Research (Fall Movement), Movement Research at Judson Church, Amherst College, Dance Now NYC and the Domestic Performance Agency. Before New York, Marion lived and learned in New Orleans from 2011-2015. Her work was shared at the Tigermen Den (NOLA Fringe 2014), Dancing Grounds (Dance for Social Change 2014), 1239 Congress (NOLA Fringe 2013), the Contemporary Arts Center (Southern Voices 2013), among others.

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