I Just Want to See You Underwater
Choreographer/ Director: Elisabeth Motley
Dancers: Meredith Fages, Lea Fulton, Josselyn Levinson, Elisabeth Motley
Live Music: Colonna Sonora- Brady Bagger, Christian Serramalera, James Sparber
Visuals/ Projection: Victoria Masters
Inspired by a watercolor-like hallucination Motley experienced while suffering from a brain disease, Underwater has evolved over the year into a performance event that examines compound levels of disorientation; considering the social and physiological ramifications incurred when one experiences any form of confusion. In a shadowy, dream-like environment the artists' incorporate extensive, tactile materials. Baby powder covers the body of a dancer, while her movements frenetically engage with the white, powdery puffs. Hard, white beans are poured from pitchers onto another dancer on the floor while she skims her arms and legs across the ground, propelling the beans in various directions. Both sonic and visually resounding, Underwater features live music from instrumental band Colonna Sonora, projected visuals from Victoria Masters, and both rigorous and surreal choreography from Motley Dance.
This event is part of new Voices in Live Performance: CPR's New Voices in Live Performance is a core program of its presenting activities that showcases contemporary experimental performance in a concentrated series in the spring. As part of the New Voices in Live Performance program, well-established and emerging voices in the dance community are invited to curate a series of events that include performances, lectures, panel discussions and other activities all open to the public.
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