a suspicious attempt at reconstructing a past without proof.
Direction and Choreography: Alexx Shilling
Brought to life by: Sarah Jacobs, Aaron Kahn, Carol McDowell, Julio C. Montero Jr., Madison Page and Alexx Shilling
Original Sound: Julio C. Montero, Jr.
Lighting Design: Pablo Santiago
Super 8 film/video: Alexandra Shilling and Henry Shilling
Running time: approximately 45 minutes
If dance is ephemeral and fleeting and photography a way of preserving moments that have the potential to become significant as they outlive our momentary actions, Absence: a History meets us at the intersection between dance and photography in an exploration of the significant, of loss, of absence and of replacement.
alexx makes dances turns the stage into a laboratory for memory; full of holes, the ensemble re-constructs photographic images both still and alive in an effort to re-imagine a fragmented past where absence and loss have reigned in the choreographer’s post-memory.