Paramodernities #5 (Fosse)

Dancer/choreographer Netta Yerushalmy’s Paramodernities is an experimental project that bridges dance, critical theory, performance, aesthetics, and history. Julia Foulkes joins Yerushalmy’s project as the writer/speaker on the installment on Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity. Fosse created an iconic style–of turned-in feet, cocked hat, and jazz hands–and that style circulated through Broadway and Hollywood and lives on in music videos. The style also illuminated the edges of modernism, poised between high art and abstraction and commercial popular culture.

Live Feed In-Process performance at New York Live Arts, May 11-12, 2018 (more info here). World premiere of Paramodernities at Jacob’s Pillow, August 8-12, 2018 (more info here). Photo: Paramodernities #3 (Ailey).