Misalliance is a choreographic work that playfully attempts to alter the viewing experience of the spectator. Monica Gillette and Clint Lutes establish all elements of the theatrical setting step by step, creating a tension and situation that is gradually re-formed and re-imagined together with the audience. Next to the misalliance that exists between them onstage, they also explore one that exists between stage and audience by gradually allowing the audience direct influence over the actions occurring onstage.
They offer a mash-up of recognizable dance styles that are individually pleasing, but combined, challenge the viewer to capture each one. They re-imagine, push, layer, exaggerate and deconstruct their understanding of their many shared experiences as performers. The movement is influenced from explorations involving real time input from images provided by the audience and the resulting connections between the dancers, allowing it to evolve with each performance.
The creation process of Misalliance included several open rehearsals where the observations and criticisms of the audience greatly influenced the development of the piece. What physical sensations did they experience? What did they see? What memories did it spark? These shared journeys by the performers and audience have uniquely impacted the creation of an original contemporary dance work, which will continue to be shaped by each future performance.
Choreography Monica Gillette & Clint Lutes
Performance Monica Gillette & Clint Lutes
Sound Design Tom Schneider
Dramaturgy Josef Mackert
Produced by Theater Freiburg http://theater.freiburg.de/
Residency (1month) Le Pacifique CDC Grenoble http://www.pacifique-cdc.com/
Additional Support La Rampe Echirolles http://www.larampe-echirolles.fr/