Susan Rethorst “wrecks” two of <fidget>’s newest works, situation: becoming and dust. Rethorst will engage with, digest, and “wreck” both pieces as a way of creating a dialogue and further informing the works and Megan’s choreographic processes. Feel free to come and go over the course of these “open-rehearsal” style events. Each wrecking starts with a showing of the original work.
April 12, 2pm-6pm (situation: becoming)
April 13, 2pm-5pm (dust.)
1714 North Mascher St
Philadelphia PA 19122
For more detail about Rethorst’s wreckings, read Megan Bridge’s article on Big Dance Theater’s and David Gordon’s wreckings of Susan’s piece 208 E. Broadway.
These wreckings (as well as a wrecking of Marcel Williams-Foster’s work on May 18) are the final events in the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series project Susan Rethorst: Inquiring Mind Choreographic Mind supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
More information about the works that will be “wrecked”:
Performed by Megan Bridge, Zornitsa Stoyanova, Mauri Walton, and Annie Wilson, situation: becoming‘s choreography oscillates at the juncture of the post-human and the every day, thinking and dancing through the concepts of citation, appropriation, embodiment, and presence. Video projections and a pulsing electronic score by Peter Price envelope the senses; these are then peeled back to reveal the tattered edges of a post-apocalyptic living room inhabited by unlikely characters.
This is a 15-minute solo performed by Megan Bridge to an excerpt of Robert Ashley’s 1998 opera DUST. Ashley’s libretto weaves otherworldly, yet everyday, narratives into a thick fabric of spoken text which is creased and textured by the cadence and rhythm of the spoken voice. Inspired by Deborah Hay, Bridge has approached making this work as a practice…in particular a practice of listening.