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Quartet  with Three Gay Men20064  dancers11 min

I created Quartet with Three Gay Men as a companion piece for the 2006 revival of Not-About-AIDS-Dance. The title started out as an inside rehearsal joke that I soon realized could overlay the work with ideas relating to sexuality and gender.  

Quartet with Three Gay Men
was the first of my works in which I expanded on my usual method of movement-making by utilizing source material culled “verbatim” from videotaped improvisations of all the performers. Previously I had recorded only my own, so all the movement was derived solely from my own body, influences, and interests. It seemed an obvious next step in my process to open this method up to include all the dancers. Once taken, I became so interested in the resultant broadening and decentering of the movement palette that I wondered what I had been waiting for.   

Premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in New York City.

Choreography: Neil Greenberg
Performed by: Neil Greenberg, Luke Miller, Antonio Ramos, Colin Stilwell

Music:   Zeena Parkins, Ru Paul

Lighting Design: Michael Stiller
Costumes: David Quinn


New York State Council on the Arts
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
Purchase College Faculty Support Fund

Videotaped by the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for preservation in the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image  

Recorded at Dance Theater Workshop in 2008 by Sathya Production Services, Molly McBride, Director

Claudia La Rocca, The New York Times, 2006
Eva Yaa Asantewaa, InfiniteBody, 2008
Siobhan Burke,, 2008

L-R: Colin Stilwell, Luke Miller, Antonio Ramos
© Chris Woltmann

L-R: Colin Stilwell, Neil Greenberg, Luke Miller
© Chris Woltmann

L-R Neil Greenberg, Antonio Ramos, Colin Stilwell, Luke Miller
© Chris Woltmann