Choreography by David Appel, with the other dancers (Ava Heller, Jenni Hong, Elise Knudson, and Suzanne Thomas)
From the first performance: May 14, 2011 at Green Space, Long Island City, NY
This 43-minute-long quintet was made to reflect some of the singular and shared aspects of human interaction revealed through encounters with the invented and intuited ways we structure our lives. It also celebrated our ability to reject rigidity in favor of pliable and vibrant responses within the worlds we encounter and re-create.
Unfolding through woven linked or meshed episodes of set and improvised dancing, most of the piece developed through re-combinations of the four women performers, while I made momentary appearances (at the beginning and at three other points during its progression). What you'll see here is the dance's first group section, which came directly after my opening solo. In the minutes that follow, the quartet progresses through several ensemble passages, one gradually transitioning/transforming into another. These laid the groundwork for all that was to ensue.