Alisdair Macindoe

In Performance: Coil 2017 – Meeting – Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe (Australia)

PS122 COIL Meeting Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe (Australia) La MaMa Ellen Stewart Theater 66 E 4th St Jan 6- 9pm Jan 7- 1pm, 4pm Jan 8- 5pm On the floor of the stage space, 64 small machines arranged in a circle are haloed in a dim light, waiting. When the performance begins, the dancers Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe occupy the space in the center of the circle, and the machines begin to play. Producing a rhythmic series of clicks at different pitches, the robotic instruments provide a propulsive, hypnotic score (composed and programmed by Macindoe) that operates in dialogue with Hamilton’s choreography. The movements of the two men are alternately fluid and angular, shifting abruptly in syncopated time with the instruments. When the dancers begin moving in unison (or comp...