Artist and choreographer Ralph Lemon has co-organized a three-week program of dance performances by six internationally renowned choreographers for The Museum of Modern Art.
Commissioned by MoMA, Some sweet day is being presented in the Museum's Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium from October 15 to November 4, 2012. The series showcases three pairings of six internationally renowned choreographers–Steve Paxton and Jérôme Bel, Faustin Linyekula and Dean Moss, Deborah Hay and Sarah Michelson–each engaged in an aesthetic, generational, and historical dialogue about each other's work and dance in particular. In bringing together choreographers from different backgrounds and eras, Some sweet day demonstrates how the current state of dance can engage with a variety of subjects such as aesthetics, gender, race, and history.
Concurrently–by putting a focus on moving bodies in an institution that traditionally showcases static objects–the series explores the potentials and possibilities of the museum space. The program is organized by guest curator and choreographer Ralph Lemon with Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, MoMA PS1, and Jill A. Samuels, Producer, Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art. It is presented as part of MoMA's ongoing Performance Program, organized by Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art.