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Triskelion Arts Presents... E/D and Mei Yamanaka Works
December 1 - 2, 2016 at 8pm
Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater
106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (enter on Banker Street)
Tickets: $16 in advance, $20 at the door
E/D is the collaborative alter-ego of artists Erin Cairns Cella and Dages Juvelier Keates. Inspired by images of floating buoys, pop-diva feminism, and the notion of a “strong woman,” E/D’s latest work, Bounce Bounce, questions the demand of physical resilience and emotional buoyancy, and complicates the narratives of resiliency embedded in performances of feminism (ex. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” - Kelly Clarkson). The pursuit of perfection and control dominates western dance training and femininity. As such, physical performance becomes bound up with pleasure in, and identification with, an able, flexible, legible body -- a body that performs “strong woman.” Such bodies perform a kind of resiliency, but what happens when bodies can’t or don’t bounce back? Using athleticism and imagination, E/D inhabits Jascha Narveson’s dense soundscapes and a world of darkness and light.
Mei Yamanaka Works returns with a new work that underscores the choreographer’s penchant for nonlinear but studiously articulate storytelling. Marked by attention to the nuances of the body in motion and in pause, Mei’s dances also emphasize careful pacing, surprising use of space, and striking sense of play. The quizzical and earnest narratives she suggests are informed by daily life as much as by major events, and are ultimately deeply felt gifts that ignite audiences' imaginations.
MORE INFO: www.triskelionarts.org
Image: E/D by Michelle Claire Gevint