<fidget> presents the premiere of situation:becoming, an evening length quartet performed by Megan Bridge, Zornitsa Stoyanova, Mauri Walton, and Annie Wilson in April/May 2012. Seven performances, April 26-May 5.
A commingling of choreography by Bridge and video and music by Price, situation: becoming creates a meta-situation in which performers' identities are not fixed, a world in a perpetual state of becoming. situation: becoming's choreography oscillates at the juncture of the post-human and the every day. Directly quoting movement supplied by choreographer Neil Greenberg, the work is about citation, appropriation, and presence.
<fidget>'s research for situation: becoming was initiated in the Process Project, a performance-based improvisational practice founded in 2009 that hinges on in-depth dialogue with audiences.
<fidget> brings on a creative team with dramaturgy by Laura Vriend, costumes by Heidi Barr, and lighting design by Lauren Mandilian.
<fidget>'s dances are dark worlds populated by post-human, biological, machinic entities--bodies, video, sound. Bridge and Price create awkward dystopias, referential and even appropriationist, grounded in the discourses of contemporary art, culture, and theory (we like experiments). Focusing on the materiality of movement, sound, and environment, <fidget>'s work can be seen as a sort of metaphysical spelunking: churning up bits of evidence with which to construct a biological commentary on the effect of our machinic and increasingly compartmentalized existence.
<fidget>'s mission is to promote and support experimental and interdisciplinary art making; to provide a platform for the creative and collaborative work and research of Megan Bridge (dance/performance/choreography) and Peter Price (sound/video/digital and time-based media); and to provide a platform for discursive collaboration between the arts and contemporary theory. As artists, researchers, and curators <fidget> aims to challenge conceptual paradigms in the arts and humanities and to deepen thinking about culture and the nature of human experience. At home in Philadelphia <fidget> performs in theaters, galleries, universities, warehouses, and nightclubs. On tour, <fidget> has performed in New York, Berlin, Dresden, Johannesburg, and Vienna.
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