Harvardwood Suggests... Perspectives on Performance with Alex Tatarsky

March 30, 2022 at 7:30pm - 9pm

4:30pm to 6pm PST / 7:30pm to 9pm EST

Theater, Dance & Media welcomes performer and compost-lover Alex Tatarsky. Alex will share some ongoing research into mask performance and the connections between clowns and dirt clods – considering their shared choreographies of falling down and falling apart. An etymological foray, essay as sashay, clown talk in the abyss.

Called “a hilarious, finely tuned absurdist” (Theatre Jones) and “an East Village relic” (Vogue), Alex Tatarsky experienced fleeting fame as Andy Kaufman’s daughter and used to perform as a mound of dirt. They make performances in the unfortunate in-between zone of comedy, dance-theater, performance art, and deluded rant, sometimes with songs. They embrace the model of the clown as an antidote to despair, and a figure who keeps trying despite repeated failure.

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Alex Tatarsky wears a slip bearing a portrait of Freud over a striped shirt. A deranged grin of hot pink lipstick is smeared across their face as they dance in the light projected by a scary clown in a Mike Kelley film. Behind them is visible a painting of a tormented male figure by choreographer Magda San Millan for her show Cock Painter.

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