Monday, September 30, 2019
We shared something brand new in this "free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress" at the historic Judson Memorial Church.
“s o u n d i n g line” is a corporeal exploration into the imagined histories of female ancestors. It asks what it means to belong as a woman to a family line: what is the interplay between caregiving and loneliness; does inter-generational experience persist into present embodiment? Within a historic home, four performers create, inhabit and transform a recalling of individual and collective pasts through movement, shadow play, and manipulation of simple elements — cloth, rope, paper, and light. Turning attention toward domestic experiences that are often left out of the language and record of written history—and doing so in body, through dance, through intimate, physical nearness, in a home—celebrates affective labor in a way that is uniquely pertinent to it. “s o u n d i n g line” lives in this space.
Performed at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanic Gardens - June 22, 2019
Choreographed and directed by Adrienne Westwood
Performed by Julia Kelly, Amanda Kmett’Pendry, Kathryn Nusa Logan, and Katie Swords Thurman
Original music and soundscape by Kathryn Nusa Logan
Text written by Adrienne Westwood and edited by Karinne Keithley Syers
Scenic collaboration with Seth Easter