New work: I'm not coming back
Come down 10/13-10/15 for "I'm not coming back," part of my shared program with fellow Smith MFA Vanessa Anspaugh at Danspace Project (where that thrashing, ticking opening solo from my thesis has finally found a home). I'm not coming back explores changing states and physical decay through processes of repetition, accumulation, evolution, and deconstruction. Donohue and her collaborators fold improvisational and meditative practices into a journey of repeated pathways that, while seeking alternate trajectories for a life, find themselves culminating at one finite destination. Bodies oscillate, thrash, crumple and reset as a young observer watches and wanders among dancers succumbing to impermanence.
Performed by Alexandra Amirov, Peggy Cheng, Kristina Dobosz, Marc Morozumi, Maura Nguyen Donohue, and Sasa Yung
Lighting design by Kathy Kaufmann
As part of Danspace Project's 2011-12 Commissioning Initiative, the creation of I'm not coming back was made possible, in part, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional support was provided by the PSC-CUNY Research Award and the Hunter College Dance Program. INCB was developed through work-in-progress showings at Danspace Project @BRIC Studios, Chocolate Factory Throw, Hunter College Faculty Fling, 92nd St. Y Fridays at Noon, U. Hawaii/Leeward CC, and Danspace Project's Draftworks.
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