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Mauri & Lorin

The performers are a clever dadaist pair…

—Lisa Kraus, Philadelphia Inquirer

…roaring, wriggling, cartwheeling duo…

—Merilyn Jackson, Philadelphia Inquirer

Mauri & Lorin: a performance-lecture on the synchronization of affect (2010) is threaded through with theoretical text delivered by a man and woman in skivvies who tremble, abruptly shift trajectories, and strike wacky or everyday poses. A woman spastically traverses the stage while a man, in his underwear, delivers a lecture on chaos theory, his mouth full of dry crackers that garble his speech. Surprising us with innocent, awkward, yet fully physicalized movement, Mauri and Lorin immediately draw the viewer in to their idiosyncratic world of behavioral coding, non-deterministic algorithms, and chalk dust.

Creative Team for Mauri & Lorin: a performance-lecture on the synchronization of affect

Director/Choreographer: Megan Bridge
Performers: Lorin Lyle, Mauri Walton
Sound Designer: Peter Price
Text: Brian Massumi

Production Requirements for Mauri & Lorin: a performance-lecture on the synchronization of affect

Proscenium stage (minimum space 25’ X 16’) with simple, compact set includes easel, chalkboard, table, and stool. One director, two performers. 15 minutes

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Photos: Lindsay Browning