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Souci de soi
INRH P2 (duet/group)
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Nick Cave Dance Lab
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SMELL
Cabinet
(Cont.)
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Siza Study
MGM Grand
Cold Vein
OPEN
THE BELLS
Mouth w/ Objects
Ingrain
The Endless Pace
Jandek
kilterstase
bell + garcia
RINDR
PRISM
easy prism
s/Moustache
studlec
Raydon
OtherDANCE Fest
gallery girl
TCITCW variation
5 eyes
TCITCW duet
Aether
FETE
TCITCW solo
ShHe Knew
Peacocks
Kinderglow
Yellow Sidewalk
Who Me House






PRISM

Man lives with things mainly, even exclusively--since sentiment and action in him depend upon his mental representations--as they are conveyed to him by language. Through the same act by which he spins language out of himself he weaves himself into it, and every language draws a circle around the people to which it belongs, a circle that can only be transcended in so far as one at the same time enters another one.

~ Wilhelm von Humboldt (from Prisms by Theodor W. Adorno)

 

performance:

Biba Bell, Gelsey Bell, Will Bowling, Claire Duplantier, Musetta Durkee, Jamm Leary, Ruby MacDougall, and a group of joggers.

 

choreography:

Biba Bell

 

music:

Fellini's Satyricon sung in mirror canon by Gelsey & Musetta.

 

 

I am curious about identity in relationship to another, an intimate other. I am curious as to trait and character, affect and sympathy that are generated in response to another. And what of this other is projection and/or reflection of the self? Is one able to distinguish the self in another – where overlap occurs, where the discretion of the body begins to waver? Furthermore, I am curious as to how this place between, where lack might occur, is inhabited by an alterity of the two selves, envisioned as a space where identities are constantly projected, absorbed, refracted and reflected, where the epidermal layer of self is translucent and transparent, creating a space between the two that acts somewhat like a prism. These bodies might at once be supported in special space by soaring, radiating light - harnessed, generated and expressed by each self in the rise to meet. The energies converging in this space may also have a different temporal life… if the bodies are at once absent, what remains as a trace? Might space be marked or carved by the movement of this dance, invisible yet present?

 

Properties of a prism:

 

+ refracts, reflects and disperses light into constituent spectral colors;

+ traditionally a triangle in shape;

+ as light enters it is slowed down and bent;

+ acts like a mirror;

+ polarizes light.

 

 

PRISM performance iterations:

 

#1: Jan 9, 2007 (3 Pieces, SF)

#2: Feb 17, 2007 (The Tank, NYC)

#3: March 29, 2007 (Williamsburg)

#4: March 30, 2007 (IVE, Bushwick)

#5: April 19, 2007 (Galapagos, Williamsburg)

#5: May 23-26, 2007 (D-U-S, Chocolate Factory, LIC)

#7: April 23, 2007 @ Judson Memorial Church (NYC)

 

 

 

 

















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