Molly Shanahan/ Mad Shak

Sponsored Project: Stamina of a Curiosity

Stamina of Curiousty is Molly Shanahan’s current three-year project including solo and ensemble movement research and multiple performance iterations.

Shanahan is further refining her singular approach to movement, which challenges contemporary notions of fitness and physique. Stamina will allow Shanahan and her collaborators to explore how the body’s inherent intelligence can be harnessed to through-compose movement and to spontaneously structure performance.

By blurring the lines between the creative process and “finished work” Stamina invites performers and audiences alike to reconsider form in dance, notions of virtuosity, and the meaning of presentation vis-a-vis a dynamic exchange between dancer and audience.