The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
July 30, 2011
Choreography by Hana van der Kolk
Performed by Lailye Weidman, Alexx Shilling, Andrew Lush, Justin Streichman, and Megan Daalder
In Vessels, five performers perpetuate the near-continuous momentum of a circle in space for 1 hour, while navigating a series of highly structured but open-ended directives for the generation of movement and vocalization. Drawing inspiration from historical examples of sacred and trance dance, Vessels proposes a contemporary and queer space of engagement with body, consciousness, and collective.