A Dedication / 2 Men / Oh the MOON! /Remembering Again
Gretchen Garnett & Dancers with A Dedication looks into loss and how people deal with death. The piece begins from the point of isolation. The grieving process is personal and though we have support systems, grieving is something that is done inside ourselves. There is a sense of secrecy as we go through our lives and deal with grief, trying not to let it slip out and affect our lives. The piece investigates both the universal experiences that come with loss and also the experiences that are more unique and personal and looks at the coping mechanisms that help up move from isolation to acceptance. / Horse Dance Theater: 2 Men is the collaborative creation between Edward Lam, the sharpest observer of culture on both sides of the Taiwanese Strait, and the choreographers Wu-kang Chen and Wei-chia Su. Starting with the premise of "two men who are most familiar with each other." Lam adds a whole new source of stimulation. This new point of view liberates the two performers from their habit of developing movements from physical elements, and turns them towards a psychologically-based starting point. Music-wise, the artists collaborate with improvisational pianist Shih-yang Lee in the daring use of the prepared piano devise. Lee's energetic, explosive piano work most certainly ups the ante on the experimental nature of the two HORSE artists. Christine Germain presents Oh the MOON! and Davalos Dance presents Remembering Again.
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center (View)
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123