Slideshow | Sept 2010
(Sensate is a durational performance—you are free to come and go within the 3 hour performance time)
How do we create boundaries—and meaning- with so much freedom?
In Sensate, choreographer Carrie Ahern allows her audience to follow their whims and move to where they are compelled. The audience is free to come and go within two performance spaces anytime between three designated hours, experiencing the dance from anywhere they choose in each space. The dancers construct tense psychological zones as they attempt to find an exit. Rhythm is a compulsion and a cure, pushing to devour the ferocity of the mind. In Sensate, the private spaces become public as individual experiences are absorbed by others in the room. Dancers Carrie Ahern, Donna Costello, David Figueroa, Kelly Hayes and Jillian Hollis perform for the duration. Composer Anne Hege (voice/electronics) also performs live with an original score that will bleed through the space; costumes by Naoko Nagata; lighting by Jay Ryan.
THE UNITY OF SKIN (2008)