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LEIMAY Fellows Showcase: Terra Incognita Theater, Tina Mitchell, Lucy Kerr

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LEIMAY Fellows Showcase: Terra Incognita Theater, Tina Mitchell, Lucy Kerr

Time: June 5, 2015 at 8pm to June 6, 2015 at 10pm
Location: CAVE (home of LEIMAY)
Street: 58 Grand Street
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11249
Website or Map: http://www.leimay.org
Event Discipline: dance, performance, theater
Organized By: LEIMAY
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2015

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Terra Incognita Theater

The Hair of Sand
Two female figures lie in opposite directions on a wooden wave, their hair meeting over a pillow of sand that sifts through the platform.

The piece is a split hourglass. An hourglass remains the only instrument of measuring time that clearly indicates the present as being between the past and the future.  Here, the present lies between the heads of two women.  Though conceptual and stratified, the core of this work remains in life and not about it.  Hair of Sand summons presence through the delicacy of experiencing human movement measured and transformed by nature’s enveloping force.

Tina Mitchell

The Graces
The Graces embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Combining country music, movement, puppetry and comedy, the Graces struggle against a world that just wants to keep them quiet. Pussy Riot meets The Dixie Chicks meets Pina Bausch!

Lucy Kerr

Burning as it Runs

And I dream of a different soul
Dressed in other clothes
Burning as it runs
From timidity to hope
Spirituous and Shadowless
Like fire it travels the earth
Leaves lilac behind on the table
To be remembered by

Arseney Tarkovsky

Burning as it Runs expresses the complex relationship between the common understanding of linear time and the possibility of embracing the indescribable, incomprehensible dance of life. This work involves a duet performance, live sculpture, and the projection of a 16mm film shot in the nothingness of the White Sands Desert. The immediate presence of the physical body in the right-now dances in tension with the nostalgia, imagination, and dream of the film, expressing a longing to understand one’s dynamic relationship with the void.

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