g a p s
Mara Poliak & Maryanna Lachman
music by Sam Hertz
g a p s is the wonder and terror of the unknown and inbetween. It inhabits a world adjacent to the familiar, slipping between ways of seeing and being seen. We braid solos together: mystery and faith, form and formlessness, loss and potentiality, seclusion and confrontation.
We want g a p s to exist anywhere, in any situation, and it desires to contract and expand from as little as 5 minutes to as long as 25 hours, as a landscape for the forgotten and not-yet-known.
g a p s is not interpretive, nor narrative; it is living animal body, intensely empathetic to the desires and confusion of all who stand in its charge.
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Maryanna Lachman and Mara Poliak are dance makers and performers based in Oakland, CA. They met 5 years ago in San Francisco and immediately began an ongoing collaboration. They make films and have performed together at Kunst-Stoff Arts Fest, Meridian Gallery, FRESH Festival, The Garage, SOMArts, This Is What I Want Festival, The Point Reyes Dance Palace, and Seattle Yellow Fish Epic Durational Festival.
Much of their time is devoted to SALTA, a 7-woman dance-punks-for-lyfe collective that curates a free monthly mobile performance series in Oakland. The collective makes dances and is in ongoing conversation and collaboration with other makers, watchers, spaces, curators and collectives. They are also in the beginning stages of collectively opening a dance and performance space called The Omni.
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