Polarity is based on a dance concept by Natalie Marsh (nataliepmarsh.blogspot.com). Last week, she approached me with a desire to make Polarity into dance film. This experimental film uses contact improv on man made and natural sites. The project aims to show polarity in different forms. What does it mean to be inside or outside? Can gender differences be blurred together in in between spaces? How do those themes interact with each other in a man made or natural setting?
Director: Natalie Marsh and Rosa Navarrete
Concept and Choreography: Natalie Marsh
Starring: Ong Pholchai, Elissa Lee
Executive Producers: Natalie Marsh and Rosa Navarrete
Producers: Lisa Wymore, Sheldon Smith, and Chandler Tang
"Pieces of Her" is a work in progress theatrical dance piece. It will be shown as a workshop performance at Berkeley Hillel and Z-Lab in Zellerbach Hall for the Great Things Performances organized by The Defiance Project. (event: facebook.com/events/469545763114512/?fref=ts)
Description: This dance focuses on the reincarnation of personality and physical traits we believe to have inherited from our grandmothers. Are we individuals? Or are we echoes of her past? What does identity mean when we remember those who lived before us?
The Defiance Project, Sophie Needelman