Performed on an architectural ramp installation with hills, curves, and peaks, DESCENT celebrates the pleasure of reckless abandon. Obliterating assumptions of what dance, beauty, and disability can be, this evening-length duet takes audiences on a transformative ride. Andromeda and Venus, reimagined as interracial lovers, claim their desire as wheels fly within inches of the ramp’s edges. Their spines soften to taste the subtle pulls of gravity and arch into the sumptuous light. Led entirely by disabled artists, DESCENT presents an experience known to all: the release of leaning into a descent. Estimated artist fee:$30,000/week plus housing, three performances max.
Britt Music & Arts Festival (Central Point, OR)
The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) (Troy, NY)
Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (Tallahassee, FL)
Office of the Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia)
The Wilson Center, Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington, NC)
Photo: Jay Newman
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