If language could move and the body could sing, the result would be "Incorporamento," the unique collaboration between a poet and a dancer. In 2008, award-winning poet David Biespiel began writing a series of epistles—poems in the form of letters—to fellow poets, friends, and spirits from the past and future. "Incorporamento" is OBT principal dancer Gavin Larsen's fabulously choreographed sequence of dances in response to some of those letters.
The performance answers a profound question: Can two arts, one spoken and one silent, marry? The answer is, yes! This one-of-a-kind collaboration—between poet and dancer—also includes a post-show Q&A with the audience, moderated by Portland writer Dave Jarecki about how Biespiel and Larsen created the performance and what the collaboration suggests about the relationship between the body of poetry and the poetry of the body. Improvisational music preformed by Joshua Pearl.
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