Mahaney Arts Center Dance Theatre
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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jumatatu m. poe will present “The Switching”: I like to imagine that this practice in performance improvisation, The Switching, is a strategy in immediate evolution, rapid-fire shifting, sublime learning of and in the moment. I began this practice while dealing with my curiosities around a question I obsessed over: “Can I change myself?” Our practice will deal with strategic essentialization – through the immediate re-design of ourselves into other creatures, or other ways of being our innate creatures – and working with immediately identifying the restrictions/limitations that are inescapable. It’s round about, and ideally will come full circle. Now, in this moment, it’s circle/curve through my distals, and my distals are everywhere, and my desire travels in orbits, in cycles, and my vision is a limb. And now, in this moment, my vision is a limb, and I am comprised of everything that I can sense that I cannot see, and I am composed of the same material all throughout my body, and my voice is flat. And now, in this moment, my voice is flat, and my rhythm is insistently percussive, and my organs erupt to propel me into movement, and then they recompose themselves, and I am responsible for all of the sound I can hear, and I am feeling overwhelmed at all of my responsibility, and my erotic desire is piercing through my pores.

Sponsored by:
Dance; Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation

Contact Organizer

Abbatiello, Michael