DANCE OF THE AGES
Premiered at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2018
Weinert and his nine-person ensemble reconstruct Dance of the Ages with a mixture of historical accuracy and contemporary reflection. The project transforms the Pillow’s campus to reflect the original performance as first experienced in 1938, featuring use of the Pillow’s original barn studio, now known as the Bakalar Studio, traditional production
components, and an authentic pre-performance Tea Garden lecture. The reconstruction process took over 15 months and was made possible through Jacob’s Pillow’s extensive Archives, which holds images, films, costumes, and press clippings from the original production. A collaborative exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art entitled Dance We Must coincides with the project, displaying an extensive collection of costumes and memorabilia from the time period of the work.
DEATH OF ADONIS
Premiered at the Williams College Museum of Art 2018
There are only 5 known photographs and several seconds of footage of Ted Shawn’s Death of Adonis (1924). Weinert and dancer/interpreter JM Tate craft these images into a durational performance piece.
“The dancer here, J. M. Tate, wears only a dance-belt beneath the makeup; his powerful musculature is one ideal of male beauty. This “Adonis” solo, performed on a plinth, proves to be very Wildean: a Hellenist-aestheticist celebration of the male form. Its sustained adagio takes Mr. Tate through a long series of varied statuesque shapes. I’d never imagined Shawn as Wildean before; this was a revelation.” - Alastair Macaulay The New York Times 9/23/2018
Photo by Robert Flynt
Premiered at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016
Following the critically acclaimed premiere of MONUMENT at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2016 and recent performances at The Museum of Modern Art, Adam H. Weinert returns with Dance of The Ages. Coinciding with ongoing exhibits at Jacob’s Pillow and The Williams College Museum of Art, this unique and epic ensemble work was created by Ted Shawn in 1938. Shawn considered Dance of the Ages to be the summit of his achievements as a choreographer. It was the first evening-length modern dance ever presented, and one of the last works he choreographed for The Men Dancers.
And You Were Wonderful, On Stage
Premiered at the Tate Britain Museum
London, February 2014
Commissioned by and developed in collaboration with: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Performa 13, New York; and Tate Modern, London through an ongoing conversation with Annie Godfrey Larmon. With special thanks to Wysing Art Centre, KW Institute and Arts Council England.
BMW Tate Live is curated by Catherine Wood, Curator, Contemporary Art and Performance, Tate and Capucine Perrot, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern. BMW Tate Live is a partnership between BMW and Tate, which focuses on performance, interdisciplinary art and curating digital space.
MARS (a play about mining)
Premiered at The Center for Performance Research New York, March 2013
Based on the graphic novel MARS! by Tom Coiner, this collaboration between Superhero Clubhouse and Matchboxarts explores the effect of the promise of power and the desire for justice on environment, culture, and the mind of man. Ms. Caldwell's projected images, Mr. Miller's score, along with scenic and costume design by R. B. Schlather, complement the collaboration between Mr. Pickard and Mr. Weinert for the project, which is made possible by the generous support of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
Premiered at CR10 Arts
Hudson, NY October 2012
Proceed is a multimedia performance piece created by Adam H Weinert, Timothy Stanley, Victoria Bek and R.B. Schlather. Using three people, two projectors and 41 words, Proceed explores the frustration of expression and the compulsion to communicate. Each figure cycles through trials of movement, of oration, and of presence in space to convey what's not said, what is able to be said, and the exhaustion of saying it.
Created and Performed by: Victoria Bek, Timothy Stanley and Adam H Weinert
Art Direction: R.B. Schlather
Premiered at Boltax Gallery
Shelter Island, NY
HERE HERE explores presence, temporality and porousness. In tight collaboration with the composer, two dancers perform a series of chance-based movement scores. Dance and sound interlace in a dynamic, indeterminate dialogue wherein feedback loops, methodical partnering, and evocative improvisation entangle and unfold to generate a unique experience with each performance.
Premiered at the Tangente Festival Montreal, QC October 2009
Firemakers is a collaborative dance that uses objects, projections, and humor to explore self-invention and self-imposed obstacles.