Patricia Hoffbauer | Getting Away with Murder

June 02 - June 04, 2017


Part of the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor

Friday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 4PM

Conceived, Choreographed and Directed by Patricia Hoffbauer
Set Design by Gordon Landenberger
Sound Score by Eli Janney
Costume Consultant Liz Prince
Rehearsal Director/Dramaturgy Peggy Gould
Special Interaction  Yvonne Rainer

From Plato’s definition of the “wandering uterus” as an angry and desirous animal inside a woman’s body, to notorious legal defense of his actions, “Getting Away with Murder” is built from a myriad of sources. In this work, Hoffbauer explores ways women have featured prominently as object and subject in Western Art, focusing on iconic moments where the female body is at the receiving end of violent representation and actions. Incorporating a cast of 10 performers, a set designer, a musician and an interaction with Yvonne Rainer, the piece juxtaposes dance, performance and iconic imagery to transverse a subject already known. 

Purchase a La MaMa Moves! Package

2, 3, 5, & All Access Passes

About the Artists

Patricia Hoffbauer is a Brazilian-born New York dance artist. Her work has been seen in an out of New York City since the late 80s. She collaborated on several full evenings performances with artist George Emilio Sanchez, is a founding member of Yvonne Rainer’s “Raindears,” and is now teaching full time at NYU’s Tisch Open Arts.