We Fall Down, We Get Up - a large work with 5 dancers, 24 singers from the City Singers Ensemble, and a “living” set by Philip Treviño.
We Fall Down, We Get Up, is an extension of a work begun at Skidmore College about the boundaries of identity. The new work is an exploration of one’s boundaries; both those we create for ourselves and those we inherit. The work questions how much control we have over the “performance” of our identity if some of those identifying markers are more or less inherited and permanent. The singers will be part of a “living” set to which they are tethered, demarking the stage space with tangible boundaries for the dancers to either work through or be constrained by. The singers are not only performing with the dancers, but also creating and changing the dynamics of the performance space as a living, breathing set piece.
Martha Graham Contemporary Dance Theater, New York, NY
May 18, 2013
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