RealLivePeople Presents 2017: Impacting Spaces
Deep Vision Dance Company (Baltimore), RebollarDance (DC), and RealLivePeople (Philadelphia) go on a collaborative, three-city tour. Presenting works in their beloved home cities and that of each others, the companies investigate space in unique ways the space of creation, psychological spaces, and the perceived space between us. Deep Visions "Matter, Energy, Human" delves into the nature of human existence and our connection to the greater universe. RebollarDances "Space Junk" parallels the folds of space-time with psychological spaces of the mind. RealLivePeoples "Presenting: You First, with the hope for reciprocation" investigates the tenacious, inner conflict of identity as a motivating force for social behavior. Imaginative, athletic, and rich in detail, IMPACTING SPACES addresses universal concepts and drives audiences to reflect on the visible and invisible world around us.
RealLivePeople shares the ongoing development of "Presenting: You First, with the hope for reciprocation," a highly physical and personal duet between Artistic Director Gina Hoch-Stall and Philadelphia dance artist Scott McPheeters. 'Presenting" originally premiered at the 2014 Evening of Duets in University City, Philadelphia. In March 2015, it was selected for the opening night gala at the American College Dance Association conference at West Chester University. These early performances encouraged co-choreographers Gina Hoch-Stall and Scott McPheeters to push further into the territories of identity, social status, winning someone over and how to do your best. Facilitated by dramaturge Sara Nye, the expanded version probes into the darker side of being a people pleaser and compromising oneself for outside approval.
"Matter, Energy, Human" delves into the intersections between quantum physics, metaphysical theory, and the human experience. Each section uncovers the visual beauty of unfolding physical phenomena while illuminating the complex, yet delicate, human condition physically, emotionally, spiritually, and as a universal whole. Deepak Chopras writings in Everyday Immortality: A Concise Course in Spiritual Transformation impact the connective fabric of the work. Audiences witness two storylines (1) energy and matter and (2) the seemingly concrete human experience that parallel, impact, weave, crescendo, and eventually converge. Collaborator Timothy Nohe composes the evolving, oscillating sound score.
RebollarDances "Space Junk" is the result of an intensive collaborative process of experimentation between movement, light and sound, an original score based on mechanical algorithms, and unusual use of lighting design and projection. "Space Junk:, astronomys definition of orbital debris created by humans, is used by RebollarDance as a metaphor for the rubble that lives and dies within our minds as past experiences, outdated ideas and misfired thoughts. The work highlights the dialogue of the body as it negotiates interplanetary worlds and psychological spaces.
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