last days/first field (a dance by jill sigman/thinkdance)
A movement ritual for our time, "last days/first field" kinesthetically distills the feeling of now- what it is to live in the face of climate change, extreme weather, economic instability, and political polarization. Eight performers channel natural geological processes, ancient practices, Williamsburg hipsters, and pupating insects to create a non-linear landscape that just might be the future. The piece culminates in a durational planting, in which the performers plant a micro-field of seedlings in the performance space. Take home kale.
Choreography by Jill Sigman (with the performers)
Design by Jill Sigman
Performed by Hadar Ahuvia, Corinne Cappelletti, Donna Costello, Sally Hess, Irene Hsi, Paloma McGregor, Jill Sigman, Devika Wickremesinghe
Original score for voice and electronics created and performed by Kristin Norderval
Costumes by kymkym
Lighting by David Ferri
Plants by Camilla Hammer & Henry Sweets
"last days/first field" was co-commissioned by Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It has received additional developmental support from Gibney Dance Center.
Note: "last days/first field" is a movement/planting/conversational experience. Running time for all phases is 2 hours. Admission only at 7:30PM.
See art: Come early to enjoy the exhibitions on the main level of The Invisible Dog before the show!
For help with directions:
The Invisible Dog Art Center (View)
51 Bergen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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