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 “wondering 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.
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.