The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group will be presenting a new work, WAR FLOWER, January 19-28, 2017 at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake.
WAR FLOWER examines the cyclic and savage laws of time, nature, and ritual. Referencing political and philosophical texts, political and ritual practices in animal ecosystems, in addition to original text by Danielle Georgiou, WAR FLOWER works to unlock the systems of human survival. In previous seasons, DGDG has investigated the relationship between culture and masculinity, femininity, youth, and sexuality. With this new offering, DGDG investigates the establishment of culture itself.
Human culture is a constant swirl of ritual, media, and instinct – as humans work harder to understand its nuances, the messier it becomes. WAR FLOWER inhabits the performance space like an ecosystem, surrounding the audience with new rites and rituals, mirroring the spiritual and physical language of human tradition. Colloquially, a “war flower” is someone or something that survives in the face of impossible odds, and DGDG seeks to demonstrate the methods that humans rely on, and to demonstrate that we are all surviving and all the same – all War Flowers.
WAR FLOWER is a collaboration between Danielle Georgiou, with Justin Locklear, Donovan Jones, Lori Honeycutt, and the performers of DGDG.