Sarah Michelson, Devotion Study #1 (The American Dancer)British-born choreographer Sarah Michelson has been repeatedly redefining New York’s dance scene for decades, and now she has arrived in force as an art-world figure. She is the first performing artist to receive the $100,000 Bucksbaum Award, given every two years to an artist showing in the Whitney Biennial; the winning piece was her Devotion Study #1 (The American Dance), which transformed the fourth floor of the museum into a monochromatic white room occupied by five dancers pacing backwards in circles for 90 minutes. Her minimalist, self-reflexive, withholdingly beautiful performances should find resonance in the company of visual artists, who also seek to reveal the heart of their mediums by confusing expectations for them.Published on V Magazine Fall Preview 2012
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