Punk Yankees on tour in 2012
Lucky Plush takes on the phenomenon of sampling in an evening-length work that examines complicated questions of authenticity and ownership of dance in the digital age.
More about Punk Yankees…
The proliferation of highly networked systems of exchange for moving images (such as You Tube and related sites), obscure the relationship between intellectual property and dance making. Lucky Plush is interested in provoking the paradoxes inherent in this topic: how “theft” in the dance field is both embedded in a long history of appropriation and a completely new phenomenon taking place on the internet, and how “stealing” choreography can be both irresponsible and transformative.
Punk Yankees is supported in part by the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Additional funding to Lucky Plush Productions is provided by the Alphawood Foundation, Arts Work Fund, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Grover Hermann Foundation, Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Peter G. & Elizabeth Torosian Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.