Rob List
Play By Ear


October 4-6, 2012


Things are getting difficult at Pygmalion’s studio. The artist has fled. The muses, now on their own, dance around to keep from freezing up. Remembering the artist doesn’t help. There’s a noisy neighbor. Have to play by ear.

Continuing The Chocolate Factory’s interest in international collaboration, Play By Ear features anti-conceptual movement, dance, and song from the American expatriate mime Rob List. Based in Amsterdam for the past twenty years, he has worked both solo and together with young dancers, visual artists, filmmakers and sound designers to create abstract but emotionally-charged performance in galleries and theaters throughout Europe. In 2010 he was a month-long resident artist at Parker’s Box in Williamsburg, featuring the peripheral performance On the Balcony, called by Claudia La Rocco in the NY Times “Playful, sensual and kinesthetic, On the Balcony was magical.”

Created by Rob List. Performed by Rob ListConstance Neuenschwander and Tian Rotteveel.

“The Joys of Letting Life Glide By” – Claudia La Rocco, New York Times

Just You And I, Forever And A Day”  – Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Infinite Body