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DO YOU LIKE THIS TITLE? Premiered March 2015 presented by THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, Crystal Field, Executive Director


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Four dancers struggle to be three dimensional in a 2D world and two dimensional in 3D space. Additional movement sources include Hokusai’s manga, Matisse’s cut-outs, 3D printing and the anatomy of the mouth. Dancers: Lauren Ferguson, Cori Kresge, Hiroki Ichinose and Wendy Osserman. Music: Skip LaPlante, lighting: Alexander Bartenieff, costumes: Zuzka Kurtz.


Wendy Osserman was selected by Liz Magic Laser for the Exhibition Series of the People’s Biennial 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI. The exhibition ran from September 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015

Liz Magic Laser and Wendy Osserman – From North Carolina to South Korea
Performed Sat-Sun Sep 13-14, 2014 in Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill, NC
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Click here to view excerpts from Vestigal (2014) presented by Crystal Field, Executive Director, Theater for the New City.

In Vestigal the dancers use the premise that they have just now found themselves to have human bodies. Mosaic, pointillist and other depictions of animals and humans influence their movement as the past infiltrates the present. Osserman's movement circumvents the idea of style.

Featuring Cori Kresge (10th anniversary season), Lauren Ferguson, Emily Vetsch and Wendy Osserman, with live music by Skip La Plante.

"Osserman, who is (hard to believe) in her early 70s, has her own kind of magnetism." THE NEW YORK TIMES

Click here to view excerpts from Appetite (2013)presented by Crystal Field, Executive Director, Theater for the New City

The piece traces the source, pleasure and conflict of our acquisitiveness. Music by Skip La Plante

Click here to view excerpts from Compromised (2012)

Compromised manifests the polarization we are witnessing on the political stage, the extremism of conflicting truths as seen by Left and Right. Can they both be right? Are they both wrong? Polarization and compromise are translated into movement, exposing the contradictions we are feeling, both between us and within. Osserman collaborated with four dancers, Lauren Ferguson, Cori Kresge, Cara Heerdt & Milan Misko. Music:Victor Lewis, Julian Mock, Eric Satie arranged by Jordan McLean, Set: Charles Hinman, Lighting: Roderick Murray, Costumes: Zuzka Kurtz

"As if trying to guide the discussion, Osserman stands center stage, directing traffic with her hands before finally giving up; apparently the effort of making opposing sides listen to each other is just too much... it often appears that her body is making its own decisions about what it wants to do—sometimes she tries to control it, and sometimes she just goes with it." Eye On The Arts, NY, Jessica Moore 4/16/12

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"...delighting and providing, as [Gertrude] Stein did in her own day, unexpected pleasure." - David St.-Lascaux, VOICE OF DANCE

Click here to view Out of Place excerpts on YouTube

"... the work is provocative precisely because it feels like a new amalgam of some indefinable kind." -Roslyn Sulcas, THE NEW YORK TIMES