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The High Line will be the Backdrop for Alexis Blake's Crack Nerve Boogie Swerve
September 1, 2023, 6:46.16 pm ET


Photo: Frank Sperling

Crack Nerve Boogie Swerve, a performance by Amsterdam-based artist Alexis Blake, will take place on the High Line Sept 5, 6 and 7 at the 14th Street passage at 7pm.

Both an installation and a performance, the work starts with sheets of glass nestled in moveable steel bases. The performers, who are a percussionist, low frequency sound artist, and four dancers coming from different dance genres such as hip hop, contemporary, ballet, Afro-fusion, and tap, activate the glass to explore transparency, resistance, resonance and breaking—breaking free from constraints and liberating oneself from the confinement of oppression.

Presented at TENT in Rotterdam in 2019 and KW Institute for Contemporary Art in February 2023, Blake’s work on the High Line will mark the work’s U.S. premiere and the artist’s first performance in New York City. To RSVP click here