Alyce Finwall Dance Theater:RUNE/Olga Kosterina:Dilemma Pt One
Alyce Finwall Dance Theater presents RUNE for the San Francisco International Arts Festival at Fort Mason. This new work is loosely based off the Norse myth of Ragnarök, It is not a literal re-creation of the myth; rather, it is an exploration of the emotional elements that make up the story and its subliminal metaphors. It is an abstracted language, one of mysterious patterns and meanings reflecting the turmoil, anxiety and love in our modern lives. The piece utilizes spoken word in both Norwegian and English interwoven throughout. It is a fast moving, athletic and mysterious affair. Performing in RUNE are Kristin Damrow and Ashley Brown, sound designed and mixed by Alyce Finwall, including an original score by Hong Kong based pianist Lo Chau. / Olga Kostarina's is a physical theatre act, combining contemporary dance, acrobatics, pantomime, circus. Philosophic recital, expressing in movement the mental states, through which we pass in discovering the eternal struggle between opposite sides of Life and choosing the direction to go, about the loneliness and despair of the person lost and blinded in the maze of his own fears. Beyond infernality, wisdom and gentleness are achieved. By accepting the Nature as a Unity of that what we call 'good' and 'evil', 'black' and 'white', half-heartedness is overcome and Harmony is found, first inside the Human and as a consequence - in the World around.
Fleet Room, Fort Mason Center (View)
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123