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David (is Dada) vs Goliath: A MULTIMEDIA SHOW

CLIENT: VenuesNYC

“There are such things as desirable difficulties.“
Malcom Gladwell on David & Goliath

The DADAist art movement emerged in the crucible of WWI in Zurich, a visceral response to the unfathomable horrors and absurdity of the war. DADA artists channeled their creative energies into a satirical fusion of art, poetry, and performance.

Picture the timeless tale of David and Goliath, yet in this rendition, David embodies the fearless spirit of DADA. An avant-garde performance vividly encapsulates the symbolic clash between Goliath—an agile young ballet dancer—and David, a seasoned contortionist. The surrounding walls host ten imposing statues, all echoing the imposing presence of Goliaths, while David’s statue commands the heart of the space. As Metallica’s melodies reverberate through live piano renditions, ‘Goliath’ the dancer commands the stage during intense crescendos, while the contortionist, in a compelling contrast, weaves through during unexpected, softer interludes.

David stands as the quintessential embodiment of DADA—a courageous defiance of convention. Ultimately, in a triumph of metaphor, David prevails over Goliath, symbolizing the victory of free artistic expression in the indomitable spirit of DADA. The play of lights gravitates towards the suspended boxes, revealing a collection of satirical, DADA-inspired artworks.

TO MAKE A DADAIST POEM:
Take a newspaper. Take some scissors. Choose an article of the length you want to make your poem. Cut out the article. Next carefully cut out each of the words and put them all in a bag. Shake gently. Take words out one by one. Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag. The poem will resemble you. And there you are—an infinitely original author of charming sensibility, even though unappreciated by the vulgar herd. – Tristan Tzara, 1920

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