• The Glyph Performance
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Event: OCC.0286

The Glyph

July 30, 2022

Dancer and choreographer Polly Motley and pianist Yukiko Takagi perform “The Glyph,” a playful work created by dancer Katherine Litz and composer Lou Harrison. The original performance at Black Mountain College was part of a Glyph Exchange with poet Charles Olson and painter Ben Shahn in the Summer of 1951. The program will also feature Lou Harrison’s “Six Sonatas For Cembalo or Pianoforte” performed by Yukiko Takagi. This restaging was commissioned in 2015 by ICA Boston and directed by Richard Colton. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Jo Sandman / TRACES. Sandman, a multimedia artist, was in attendance as a student that summer and was influenced by this Glyph Exchange.
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (120 College Street)
Lou Harrison
Katherine Litz
Jo Sandman / TRACES