An intriguing site specific performance for Dance USA 20th Annual Conference in Washington, DC at the Swedish House along the Potomac River in Georgetown. Three camera shoot documented the performance and rehearsals to create the Collision Course - a.k.a. Pillow Talk (Film). This film premiered at Artisphere Dome Theatre for the presentation DANCE:FILMS IN 2011.
Collision Course features three estranged characters with body parts wrapped in large white bed pillows secured to body parts with packaging tape like appendages - an armor of protection, a shield, an obstacle to overcome. Performers created an environment with associated memories, dreams, and nightmares - an odd yet delightful spectacle. This is real but more, it is surreal, at once bold and delicate, loving, diving and daring. Pillows thrown, relationships aught! What dreams of love do nightmares have? The performance site performance for Dance USA was 45 minutes in length and commissioned by Dance USA
Director/Producer - Maida Withers
Composer/Musician - Steve Hilmy
Dancers - Nathaniel Bond, Giselle Ruzany, Anthony Gongora
Camera - Catherine Featherstone, Ayo Okunseinde, Maida Withers
Maida Withers Dance Construction Company
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