Hot Hands by Madeline Hollander

 Arch is pleased to announce “Hot Hands”, conceived and choreographed by the artist Madeline Hollander.

“Hot Hands” is a site specific performance series and installation featuring six dancers and draws choreographic inspiration from the reflex-driven hand game of its title, as well as other archetypal clapping games. The collaborative piece taps into the dancers’ muscle memories and childhoods, and playfully explores the corporeal vocabularies articulating fake-outs, flinches, anticipation, concentration, keeping score, and breaking rules. The installation presents four inverted found tables from around Athens that have been converted into “roundabouts,” a revolving piece of playground equipment. These spinning structures inform the dancers’ trajectories as they cycle through the game ad infinitum.

Performances loop continuously with varying durations and are free to the public. Viewers are invited to come and go as they please during the performance hours.

Performers: Angelos Antoniou, Konstantina Barkouli, Aliki Georgiou, Sofia Pouchtou, Thanos Ragousis, Eliane Roumie

Costumes by Serapis Maritime

Special thanks to ARCH Athens, Atalanti Martinou, Konstantina Sofianou, Lefteris Koutsoumpakos, Calliope Pavlidi, Jordan Strafer, Marina Xenofontos, Serapis Maritime, Ben Noam, Sam Parker, Artemis Gounari and the extraordinary team of dancers.

About Madeline Hollander

Madeline Hollander is a Los Angeles based choreographer and movement consultant who works with performance, video and robotics to explore how human movement and body-language negotiate their limits within everyday systems of technology, intellectual property law, and pop-culture. Coming from a background of professional ballet and a degree in cultural anthropology, Hollander works with dancers, non-dancers, video and objects to compose movement sequences and environments that investigate the formation of new body languages generated by the evolution of interface design, ergonomics, mediated daily rituals and social behavior. Hollander has exhibited works at Performa’s 2021 Biennial, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut; The Artists’ Institute, NY; The Park Avenue Armory, NY; Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany; the Serpentine Galleries, Londons, UK; Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA; Gagosian, New York; Bosse & Baum Gallery, London, UK; Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland; Galeria Zmud, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; Bortolami Gallery, NY; Signal, NY; Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery, NY; the Sculpture Center, NY; Jack Hanley Gallery, NY; Tina Kim Gallery, NY; The Kitchen, NY; Torrance Shipman Gallery, NY; and the Centre Pompidou Metz, France (2019). She choreographed a ballet, 5 Live Calibrations, for Los Angeles Dance Project in Los Angeles, that premiered at the Theatre Champs-Elysees, Paris, and the Louvre, Abu Dhabi. She has previously worked as a corps de ballet dancer at the Barcelona Ballet, Spain and Los Angeles Ballet, CA. Hollander received her MFA in Film/Video from the Milton Avery School of Arts, Bard College in 2018.    


Madeline Hollander

Performance dates:

Friday, October 6, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, October 7, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Friday, October 20, 4:00pm – 6:00pm  

Saturday, October 21, 4:00pm – 6:00pm