vessel ventricle pearl
Premiere: Danspace project, New York, New York, April 12-14, 2012
Photos by Ryutaro Mishima
Choreography by Anne Zuerner
Performed by Christiana Axelsen, Emma Desjardins, Jessica Weiss, Claire Westby and Anne Zuerner
Costumes by Nicola Gardiner
Lighting Design by Kathy Kaufmann
Three dancers hover on the edge of a black abyss. As if inside a terrarium, their world is constantly shifting, shuffling and shaking. Articulating intricate and emotive gesture, they exist at the intersection of past, present, future and fantasy. Something strange approaches from the horizon.
Press for vessel ventricle pearl
Jen Painter, A Whole Life Blog
"I got the feeling of them being in the attic of an old house, certainly enhanced by the architecture of the church, and the shadows that their bodies produced as they moved around in front of the light. I found the movement vocabulary to be interesting, and the dancers did not seem to be restricted at all by the smaller space they had designated as their stage. The three navigated around each other beautifully, and it was engaging to watch. One moment that struck me was when the dancers stood erect in a line, swinging one arm and their head from right to left. Sometimes the arm went first, then the head. At other times, the head lead the arm. Still other times the arm and head moved in unison. This went on for awhile and the transitions between the three variations were seamless. Image wise, it reminded me of a lighthouse flashing it’s light over the dark, churning sea, guiding ships to shore."