Authenticity, Awkward Silence, Becoming Physically Lighter, Body, Carrying a Fellow Dancer, Collaboration, Contact Improvisation, Conversation, Curiosity, Dance, Discontent, Duet, Humour, Movement, Rehearsal, Relationship, Respect, Self-Referential Dancer, Sombre, Spreading One's Weight, Trust, Unfulfilled Desire,
In She Ain’t Heavy, She’s Reaching Into Space, Faye and Kai perform discussion and discuss performance using a format they created within the last six months, which requires that they discuss what to perform, perform it, then debrief it after. This brings focus to the integral role of discussion in collaborative performance-making. They debate, agree with, and wait for each other’s feelings and thoughts. Are their arguments compositionally interesting enough to be considered a performance in and of themselves? Is their decision-making process vulnerable or guarded? How real can their discussion be when it is staged? Come witness Faye and Kai becoming premier self-referential dancer-discussers as they reveal their creative process and blur the line between studio and stage, rehearsal and performance, and process and result.
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