November 14, 8:30pm
Alexx Shilling // Absence: A History
A suspicious attempt at re-constructing a past without proof
Concept, Direction and Film: Alexx Shilling | alexx makes dances
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Special Thanks: Pablo Santiago and original cast members Sarah Jacobs, Aaron Kahn and Madison Page for their significant contributions to the creation of this piece.
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, Shilling’s Absence: a History meets us at the intersection between dance and photography. In an exploration of the significant, the stage becomes 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.
All images: Taso Papadakis
Admission is your non-monetary donation to the FREE bar or the FREE boutique. Suggested items include: dancer snacks (apples, jars of nut butter, nuts), nice vacuum for the studio, gaff tape in any color, pens, markers, printer paper for the studio, tea, art/dance books for our library, beers.
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