This piece is the third iteration of the lineage, from Successful to Nomadic Communication to Miss - Communication. The work was presented at 100 Bogart Galley, a large-windowed Brooklyn gallery on the street level, by Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation and the Exponential Festival 2018. The set piece was expanded from 20 minutes to 40 minutes and was in an art gallery setting with visual art curated by Little and generously lent by Chez Bushwick. Throughout Miss - Communication, the dancers build a language together made up of characterizations based on rock stars, dictators, socialists and eccentric grandparents as well as imagined people experiencing miss-communication, non-communication, and false communication. The dancers develop logical and emotional languages with the visual art and with each other. They strive to communicate to one another with the distance of oceans between them, they miss-communicate at cocktail parties and they non-communicate in military drills. Moments of ambition and self-serving urges disconnect them from one another yet their magnetic practice of ritualistic songs and complex geometric patterns triumphs to gravitate them together while a sorceress changes the ending.
Conceived, Directed, Written, and Composed by Thea Little
Performed at 100 Bogart Gallery and presented by Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation and the Exponential Festival, January 2018
Performers and Collaborators: Dot Armstrong, Sayoko Kojima, Katherine Norton-Bliss, Christiana Roberts, Lea Torelli, Ellie Van Bever, Evita Zachariaglou
Visual art curated by Thea Little and generously lent by Chez Bushwick.
Photos: Jon Burklund