October 31, 2015 & November 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm
1 Avenue Albert 1er
Original Music: Megan Schubert
Dancers: Rebecca Warner, Wally Cardona, Jennifer Lacey
Mr. Chhieng, master of Hanuman (white monkey), was a principal dancer with the Royal Cambodian Ballet and played a major role in the post-war reclamation of Cambodian dance.
Part of a series of 8 dances by Wally Cardona & Jennifer Lacey
and 8 international masters of existent dance forms
“These collaborations carry within them many pre-existing notions around cultural exchange; contemporary & traditional practice; access, privilege, survival, economics, policy-making; dance-making; pedagogy; belief & doubt; presence, re-presence & representation; encoded systems & production tropes; identity – of dance, of body; the role of expectation in perceiving; ‘pure’ dance; exoticization; and how ‘the other’ is a man-made distinction that lends itself an air of inevitability.
Many of these notions are long-held. They can never be under-interrogated.
The Set Up challenges these notions and preconceptions, held by people in and outside of the project. It does not seek to demonstrate, represent or display. But it does seek to embody, engage and create movement around these notions within the work itself, its multi-stage process and responsive product.”
Premiered May 2013 at LMCC’s Project Space - indoors, 30’x40’ gallery-like white box