Discrete Body Dilemma

2009, The Chocolate Factory Theater

A story about feeling and form. At the onset of the piece, the audience will be told to move into the center of the space. The dancers are situated on the perimeter and the audience will be guided by the musicians in a slow motion do- si- do with the performers. This prescribed changing of places is the first in a series of events  attempting to disarm the body and neutralize the performance space. Units of movement, voice, shape and time create a textural divide between the body's intuitive sense of movement and a more formal or externalized approach to composition. These hierarchies are addressed in an effort to integrate formal concerns and emotional content. Peformed by Anna Carapetyan, Nicole Mannarino, Eleanor Smith and Maggie Thom. Music By Seth Garrison and Clara Hunter Latham

Photos: Steven Schreiber