DA: What themes from The Stranger are represented in indifference?
LTCo: Lack of empathy, the perils of free will, remorse and indifference, and the societal burdens imposed on cultural outsiders–strangers are the themes explored in this piece.
DA: What was the process like of transforming the themes of this novel into dance?
LTCo: We started by taking scenes/dialogue directly from the book and improvising movement material inspired by the written word. Then we took on qualites of the different characters, emulating them through physical gestures and posture and speaking their dialogue. At the same time Piro (Patton, video artist) shot video footage of the dancers; on the beach depicting the heat of the day and the expansiveness of the ocean and in cityscapes depicting the containment of urbanity. It has turned into a dreamlike tale weaving together dance, theater, video, live music and set design.