Alexx Shilling // Absence: A History
Saturday, Nov 14 2015
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

 November 14, 8:30pm

Alexx Shilling // Absence: A History
A suspicious attempt at re-constructing a past without proof

Concept, Direction and Film: Alexx Shilling | alexx makes dances

Brought to Life by:

Dorothy Dubrule
Sarah Leddy
Carol McDowell
Nguyen Nguyen

Alexx Shilling

With Original Music by: Julio Montero with Gabriel Ramirez

Additional Film: Henry Shilling
Additional Text: Marianne Hirsch and Susan Sontag

Special Thanks: Pablo Santiago and original cast members Sarah Jacobs, Aaron Kahn and Madison Page for their significant contributions to the creation of this piece.

If dance is ephemeral and fleeting and photography a way of preserving moments that have the potential to become significant as they outlive our momentary actions, Shilling’s Absence: a History meets us at the intersection between dance and photography. In an exploration of the significant, the stage becomes a laboratory for memory; full of holes, the ensemble re-constructs photographic images both still and alive in an effort to re-imagine a fragmented past where absence and loss have reigned in the choreographer’s post-memory.

All images: Taso Papadakis

Admission is your non-monetary donation to the FREE bar or the FREE boutique. Suggested items include: dancer snacks (apples, jars of nut butter, nuts), nice vacuum for the studio, gaff tape in any color, pens, markers, printer paper for the studio, tea, art/dance books for our library, beers.


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