Imitation and mimicry are ways of exploring, teaching and learning
how to be in the world with our fellow humans. Two men improvise using the vocabulary of watching, hunting, guarding, fighting and cooperative activity. As each experience is individual and unique in that the multitude of variations make even the imitation of a movement ever so different, we are all the same in that we must complete the same trajectory which is the inescapable cycle of life. The overlays of
the two dancers acknowledges the way we can know other is mostly as we know
ourselves, but this dance happens because there are two and not one.
In spite of the desolation we may feel as we contemplate the dust we
become, all of us exist because there are others that made us, and will
remember us as we remember them.
Produced by Art Farm 2013
Music composed by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Passacaglia in G Minor
Performance by Matthew Thornton and Thayer Jonutz
Dust was created during the 2012 Art Farm residency in Yellow Barn Workshop in Ohio. Art Farm is a collaboration between Agua Dulce Dance Theater (Alicia Diaz and Matthew Thornton), Thayer Jonutz, Kimsu Theiler, Oliver Lyons, and Alexis Raskin.