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STAGED? (2016) 77 minutes


Hassabi’s intent to stillness and slowness is pursued in STAGED? through the formation of a live sculpture amongst four performers. STAGED?, a theater work, is the first part of a diptych along with STAGING (2017), a museum work.
Performers, Jessie Gold, Hristoula Harakas, Maria Hassabi, Oisín Monaghan.
Outfits, Victoria Bartlett
Composer, Marina Rosenfeld
Lighting design, Zack Tinkelman and Maria Hassabi
Dramaturgy, Scott Lyall
Management, Alexandra Rosenberg
Production Assistant, Kate Scherer
– Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Belgium (May 24,25,26,27)
– XING, Live Arts Week VI, Bologa, Italy (April 29) — undressed
– STEGI Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece (April 7,8,9)
– ICA Boston (March 17,18)


– Premiere: The Kitchen NYC with Crossing The Line Festival (October 4,5,6,7,8)
STAGED? (2016) is a co-production of Dance4 (Nottingham, UK); FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival (New York, NY); High Line Art (New York, NY); The Keir Foundation with support from Dancehouse, Melbourne (Melbourne, AUS); The Kitchen (New York, NY); kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels, BE); Onassis Cultural Center – Athens (Athens, GR); and Summer Stages Dance @ ICA/Boston (MA); and supported through residencies at Live Arts Bard at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College (Annandale on Hudson, NY); Camargo Foundation with funding from the Jerome Foundation (Cassis, FR); and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (Captiva Island, FL).
STAGED? was supported, in part, with contributions from Randi & Jeff Levine, and Leo Koenig & Maggie Clinton.