WHEN YOU RISE UP collects texts by choreographer Miguel Gutierrez, a relentlessly exploratory figure in the contemporary dance scene. Gutierrez engages artistic community in a radical sense, interrogating physical encounter at all scales, from the collaborating performers to the world where the work takes place. Standing alone from their original contexts, these pieces radiate with the physical urgency of a life committed to art and performance.
“These are spacious, hot, lyrical, obsessive poems. Oh I guess you call them performance texts. I love this book.” – Eileen Myles