July 15–16, 2011

Friday–Saturday at 9pm
Blankenship Ballet at The Alexandria Hotel
501 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA  90013

“His political and creative restlessness—his refusal to settle and to settle down—makes him one of our most provocative and necessary artistic voices.”—Dance Magazine


Set to music sung by renowned soprano Cecilia Bartoli,  HEAVENS WHAT HAVE I DONE unfolds from a rambling monologue addressing the artists’ ascension to success, the hypocrisies of an unstable world, artistic critiques, and dreams and desires of a more personal nature.

Created and Performed by Miguel Gutierrez
Lights by Lenore Doxsee
Set by Miguel Gutierrez and Jason Simms
Costume by Machine Dazzle

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Dancer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez creates solo and group works with a variety of dancers, music, and visual artists under the moniker Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People.  Gutierrez’s work has been presented in various American venues, including Dance Theater Workshop and The Kitchen in New York, DiverseWorks in Houston, and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont, as well as at international festivals.  He has received three New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards, is a 2010 Fellow in Choreography from the Guggenheim Foundation and a recipient of a 2010 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant for Artists;  he has also received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital, the Jerome Foundation, the Rockefeller MAP Fund, the National Performance Network Creative Commissioning Fund and New York Foundation for the Arts’ Fellowship and BUILD programs. He teaches regularly around the world and has worked with a wide variety of extraordinary contemporary dance artists, such as Joe Goode, John Jasperse, Juliette Mapp, Sarah Michelson, Jennifer Lacey, Deborah Hay, and Alain Buffard.  Miguel was the curator of the Dance and Process series at The Kitchen from 2005–06.  WHEN YOU RISE UP, a collection of his performance writings, is now available from 53rd State Press.