Silas Riener
Blue Name


October 14-28, 2015


Blue Name is made for an intimate space, and an intimate audience. It is an investigation into the language of dance, and the pure communicative power of movement. This is a solo show of dances compiled over 18 month of investigating what it means to dance in front of people and to share an experience of being alive in the world.

Created and performed by Silas Riener. Lighting design by Davison Scandrett. Music composed by Jesse Stiles.

Development of Blue Name was supported by a Gibney Dance-in-Process residency and Carnegie Mellon University’s Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. Additional support provided Princeton University, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation Late Stage Production Stipend, and the Jerome Foundation.

“Review: Silas Riener, Emanating Force in Blue Name”  – Gia Kourlas, New York Times