A Shared Evening
HEATHER KRAVAS AND JEREMY WADE
October 6-8, 2011
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00PM
$18; $12 for Danspace Project members
On this shared evening Heather Kravas and Jeremy Wade offer distinctly different perspectives on the underbelly of desire and composure. Both are provocative dance makers and equally magnetic performers whose work reveals what happens when social contracts are broken or suspended.
In this new solo, Jeremy Wade circumvents traditional audience-performer dynamics and facilitates an intense but highly generous group experience. Wade assumes the role of preacher, shaman, and fool, and offers himself as a medium to receive and transform the fears of his audience, taking them on a sensual and alchemical journey.
Heather Kravas presents Kassidy Chism, an investigation of the formation of identity through emulation. Stark and fervent, the work attempts to imprint a unique, physicalized individuality into the space, while using borrowed forms and stolen images. This new solo work results in a three-minute dance inspired by a competition performance by ten-year-old dancer, Kassidy Chism. As Kravas explains, “it will strive to illuminate a sort of naïveté of erotic posturing, in its way both hideous and beautiful.”