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19 September 2015


On Saturday, September 19, on the eve of the Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells exhibition opening, Garage Museum invites visitors to the interactive performance Cocoon.

Everyone is welcome to take part in the performance and explore one of Bourgeois’ most iconic artworks through dance and movement. The 9-meter high sculpture Maman (1999), installed on the Square in Gorky Park, represents a giant spider. “My best friend was my mother, and she was deliberate, clever, patient, soothing, reasonable … and as useful as a spider. She could also defend herself, and me,” said the artist. The work has inspired the Isadorino Gore dance cooperative to develop the themes of interrelation and rebirth in their performance. They invite spectators, with the help of ten professional dancers and volunteers, to form a collective mobile net, in order to engage in a dialogue with the space and the artwork.


Isadorino Gore dance cooperative was formed in 2012 by Vaganova Ballet Academy graduates Alexandra Portyannikova and Darya Plokhova. Both work as choreographers and instructors, teaching classes at ZIL and TSEKH and collaborating with cultural institutions such as Moscow Manege and Muzeon Park of Arts. The duo’s site-specific performances often revolve around a particular event, situation, or context, and they regularly participate in Russian and international festivals. 

How to Take Part

Visitors should gather at the main entrance to the Museum at 13:00.
Please wear comfortable clothing. The event will take place in any weather.

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