Allora & Calzadilla: Body in Flight (Delta) Performances

Exhibition performances will be held March 9-April 22.
Thursdays at 6:30 pm | Fridays at 5:30 pm | Saturdays/Sundays at 2 pm

EVENT NOTICE: The performance for April 20 has been canceled.

Allora & Calzadilla, Body in Flight (Delta), 2011, U.S. Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition, presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Photo by Andrew Bordwin.

Body in Flight (Delta) was one of the six new works featured in Gloria. To celebrate the Biennale and that this work is accessible to local audiences through the addition of Body in Flight (Delta) to the IMA’s permanent collection, the work will be sited in the IMA’s Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion for the duration of six weeks. During this time, the work will serve as a platform for ongoing performances by local gymnasts. For Body in Flight (Delta), Allora & Calzadilla appropriated the form of a business class airline seat and reproduced it in full-scale. When activated by a female gymnast in her red, white, and blue competitive unitard, the painted, wooden airline seat replica becomes an unlikely gymnastic apparatus reminiscent of a balance beam. The female gymnasts perform a routine developed by Olympic gymnasts, Allora & Calzadilla, and choreographer Rebecca Davis. This routine, which emphasizes flexibility and fluidity, is an unexpected combination of gymnastic skills and modern dance techniques. Performances will be completed by local gymnasts in partnership with USA Gymnastics.

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This exhibition was organized by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in partnership with USA Gymnastics.

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