MAR 11, SUN at 2PM
Dancers’ Group and CounterPULSE present 2nd Sundays, an open discourse project in which artists share works in progress and participate in a constructive conversation with audience members and fellow artists. This is an exciting opportunity to advance the open exchange of ideas and participate in the creative process of performing artists. This month’s salon includes work from:
Here Now Dance Collective
HNDC’s developing new work – BURSTNOW emerges from a desire to bridge two aesthetics that HNDC has been straddling. In the beginning of their inception HNDC/ Fletcher’s work was athletic, exuberant, very physical…lately their work has been abstract, installation based and physically stark. Now HNDC is adventuring and evolving; looking for balance between the light and dark sides of humanity and a marriage between the very physical, “dancy” world and the more abstract. BURSTNOW is an exciting experiment in the growing and defining of HNDC’s aesthetic.
Malinda LaVelle’s Project Thrust
Using five women, Project Thrust’s new work, Urge, explores various psychological states in heterosexual relationships and the entanglement of food and lust. We all need and are constantly searching for ways to satisfy our burning desire for connection and comfort — whether it’s to each other, a place, a substance, or a feeling. So what happens when we fail to fulfill our hunger? Vice versa, what does it mean to be too full?
In a new solo, Alson-Milkman combines the two interests that have driven her professional career: making socially relevant dances and practicing a rigorous bone-based alignment technique. She sources her own body’s accumulated experience of loss, giving birth, emotional trauma and illness as a lens to reflect on both political engagement and anatomical connections. Showing the last of four sections, Alson-Milkman moves towards resolution by exploring the connection between the heart and the pelvis.