A production of Canan Erek kindly supported by "Kulturamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg", Berlin.
dance poetry is a dance performance series wherein short performances are to take place in different public authority spaces in Berlin. The performances concentrate upon the waiting rooms of civil offices in different districts and take place unannounced. The waiting room of a civil office unites people of all social levels, and of any complexion. They are there for a specified purpose and have to wait until their turn comes, without holding any other expectations. Here, the dance steps unexpectedly into the existing ambience and invites the waiting persons to be the audience.
dance poetry wants to provoke this kind of alternating interaction in a defined public space, and questions reactions to the unexpected within a daily routine.
Directed by: Arev Manoukian
Produced by: Stephanie Swedlove & Arev Manoukian
VFX by: Marc-Andre Gray
Music by: Samuel Bisson
Starring: Michael Coughlan & Megan Lindley
Cinematographer: Arev Manoukian
Casting: Jeff Marshall
Assistant Director: Andrew Cividino
Production Designer: Arev Manoukian & Marc-Andre Gray
Art Director / Costumes - Dan Levy
Camera Operator: Jay Pavao
Camera Assistant: Max Armstrong
Gaffer: Alan Poon
Editor: Arev Manoukian
Compositor / Animator: Marc-Andre Gray
Effects Supervisors: Marc-Andre Gray & Arev Manoukian
Additional Compositing: Arev Manoukian
Matte Painter: Pat Lau
Colourist: Andre Chlebak
Excerpts of Cleave / Verge + two other screens from the Antaeus dance performance Prospect and Refuge performed at Cleveland Public Theatre as part of DanceWorks 2011, and also at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa the same year. Cynthia Penter collaborated with the dancers to create original film backdrops that allowed the dancers to "leaves the proscenium behind, and move beyond the traditional stage space and into a poetic realm.” Choreography by Joan Meggitt and Doug Lodge, music by Bill Sallak.