Friday, February 27, 2009

13 variations on a Car Crash

Here's some initial work that we're doing on the spot we're calling "13 variations on a Car Crash".

I've been a little hesitant about showing it until we're a little farther along, in part because of similar reasons to Lillie's rock solo. I think dance like this is dangerous (or, at least, it feels dangerous for me as the choreographer to be pursuing it), becuase it gets so close to acting and miming. As i said at CB on wed, i have no interest in acting out a car crash (or 13 of them) - instead i'm trying to cultivate a non-human ability into the body and anatomically explore trauma via the tool slow motion. Which is all said and good in my head of PoMo reasoning, but makes very little difference for someone who's just watching it.

That being said, all the feedback i've gotten on it is incredibly positive and excited. I'm really looking forward to working with cristina and cory more on this - really refining it and getting it right on the mark. I'm also excited to incorporate more of the cast, as we're expanding it from a duet to more of a group thing, though the focus will remain on cory and cristina's action.

Anyway, here it is, and would love to hear anything that comes up for you watching it.
We'll be premiering it as a work in process as part of the RAW showings at one of the NYU Studios on April 12th @ 11. Mark your calendar! Save the date! And always wear your seatbelt.

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