In Written On the Body, Gary Lucas performs both composed and improvised soundtracks on solo guitar to 3 films by radical women film makers Shirley Clarke, Maya Deren, and Barbara Rubin. Alison Clancy will accompany both Lucas’s music and the films themselves with interpretive solo dances.
Gary Lucas original solo guitar soundtracks
Alison Clancy live solo dance
Shirley Clarke—A Moment in Love 9 min (1957)
Maya Deren—The Very Eye of Night 15 min (1958)
Barbara Rubin—Christmas on Earth 25 min (1963)
Gary Lucas is a guitarist, Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer who has released over 50 albums, collaborated with everyone from Leonard Bernstein to Lou Reed, Jeff Buckley and Captain Beefheart, and performed live in over 40 countries.
Alison Clancy is the principal dancer of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet corps and a prolific songwriter and musician. She has the distinction of performing the longest solo dance ever at the Met to the overture to The Flying Dutchman.