Sibylle performed by Romeu Runa
Hauser & Wirth Gallery
511 W 18th St.
New York, NY 10011
Hauser & Wirth will host Sibylle, a piece by contemporary dancer Romeu Runa. Inspired by the current exhibition No Life Lost, by Berlinde De Bruyckere, Runa’s performances will coincide with the dates of her exhibition. He will perform five times on Saturday 30 January, 2 pm; Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 February, 7 pm; Friday 1 April, 7 pm; Saturday 2 April, 2 pm.
Sibylle will be the second time that the artists have collaborated together. After meeting in 2010, De Bruyckere was inspired by Runa’s androgyny. She invited him to pose at her studio for a sculpture that led to a substantial series titled Romeu, my deer.
Currently on display at Hauser & Wirth is De Bruyckere’s exhibition entitled No Life Lost. Moved by the artist’s experience in a skin trade workshop in her home country of Belgium, De Bruyckere created a darkly beautiful and critically acclaimed collection. She felt her pieces were lacking of life and missed the impact that she had when working with Runa, so she invited him to visit the skin trade workshop with her and he became inspired himself by what he saw.
Runa choreographed Sibylle, which connects the workshop to one of Ovid’s myths, titled “The Story of Apollo and The Cumaen Sibyl.” The dance piece mixes the ideas of decay and preservation that Runa found to be present in the workshop. The element of preservation brought Runa to use salt in his performances to bring to the viewers the idea of both pain and healing.
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