This recording was made for Shortcuts XL, a talent development project by NDT & Korzo.
Choreographed & Directed by | Peter Chu
Premiere | November 2016 — Las Vegas – Clark County Library District
Current Video | June 2018 — The Hague, Netherlands — Zuiderstrandtheater
Cast | Jenni Berthelot, Miriam Gittens, Tilly Evans-Krueger, Krystal Matsuyama
Composer/Music Producer | Jean-François (Djeff) Houle
Sampled music | Creek Lullaby (Margaret), Shortin’ Bread (Ora Dell Graham), Sea Lion Woman (Christine & Katherine Shipp), Piano Improvisation (Jan Schouten), You Send Me (Aretha Franklin — written by Sam Cooke)
Lighting | Eric Chad
Torn and ripped with burden, these figures represent the responsibilities we carry during divided times. Paper cuts in an empty bag exposes the fragility of character as waving emotions groove through fragmented sounds. Isolated ripples in the body extend from the one sound, the inner rhythm that reminds us to openly express why we move.
"paper cuts in an empty bag"was originally produced by chuthis. in partnership with Las Vegas – Clark County Library District.