Charles Atlas Hail the New Puritan

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The Hidden Pulse in collaboration with M+ Innovating at the nexus of dance, performance, moving image, New York-based artist Charles Atlas is considered…

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The Hidden Pulse in collaboration with M+

Innovating at the nexus of dance, performance, moving image, New York-based artist Charles Atlas is considered a pioneer of the film-dance genre. Visual artist and filmmaker Wu Tsang will introduce two screenings by the critically-acclaimed artist:

From an Island Summer (1983-84):

An exuberantly hip homage to New York, this short quasi-documentary follows choreographer Karole Armitage and her dancers along the boardwalk of Coney Island and through the streets of Times Square.

Hail the New Puritan (1986):

Atlas’ celebrated feature film is a day-in-the-life “docufantasy” that explores the provocative and playful work of dancer-choreographer Michael Clark. The film also serves as a vivid evocation of decadent 1980s post-punk London subculture, and features cult icons Leigh Bowery, Brix Smith, and Mark E. Smith, with music by Glenn Branca, The Fall, Jeffrey Hinton, and Wire’s Bruce Gilbert. 

In collaboration with M+, West Kowloon Cultural District

Image: Charles Atlas, Hail the New Puritan (1987), film still. Courtesy the artist.

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