May 30, 2013 – June 1, 2013
Thursday-Saturday | 7:30 pm
Choreographer Yvonne Meier presents an evening-length program of two different yet interconnected pieces titled This is not a pink pony 1 and This is not a pink pony 2.
This is not a pink pony 1 is a remount of the piece which premiered in 2008 at the Kitchen, cast with the same dancers: Osmany Tellez, Marion Ramirez, and Arturo Vidich. It is a Dr. Zhivago-like love triangle in wintry wartime. Dancers attempt to jump rope while threatened by gunfire. Midway through all dancers switch off and so do the sexual tensions. In this urgent constellation, the movement is tightly scored and full of jealousy and brutal revenge.
This is not a pink pony 2 is a new creation with dancers Aki Sasamoto, Jeremy Pheiffer, and Arturo Vidich. This piece deals with bullying as a way to turn out rough and complex relationships. As a departure from former scored improvisation this piece is a set choreography. Physical comedy is used as a release from the bitter tension running through this work. Dancers find themselves in unexpected situations that ask for unconventional solutions.
Over the years, Yvonne Meier has developed a high-risk movement vocabulary that takes the audience through transformation by exhaustion. Her group pieces are wild, anarchic, and provocative post-modern spectacles. She often creates environments in which the dancers are exposed to high-speed, complex, and eccentric movement scores, combining elements of danger and total physical commitment.