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STAGED (2016) 84 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, Simon Courchel, 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
– April 7,8,9. STEGI Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

– March 17,18. ICA Boston

– Premiere: October 4,5,6,7,8. The Kitchen NYC with Crossing The Line Festival
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).