What is the body’s form and how does it come to be that way? Into which containers do we try to fit —socially, spiritually, physically? These questions inform this dance-literature thesis production—an exploration of the efficacy of rigorous movement, touch, and stillness in conjunction with the poetry of Carl Phillips and Kim Hyesoon. Highlighting each unique mover, each audience member, each poem’s lines, we exploit the grotesque as a means of finding and examining the engrained and yet elusive forms of our physical, sensational living.

Poems/ Order of Show:
Onion: Kim Hyesoon 

 

Brocade: Carl Phillips 

 

The Kill: Carl Phillips 

 

The Way Mommy Bear Eats a Swarm of Fire Ants: Kim Hyesoon 

 

Performers: Ian Connelley, Hannah MacKenzie Marguiles, Grace Poetzinger, MacKenzie Schuller

 

Readers: Katrina Bastian (english) Jeanie Lee (korean)

 

Choreography: Katrina E. Bastian in collaboration with Ian Connelly, Jeanie Lee, Hannah MacKenzie Margulies, Grace Poetzinger, MacKenzie Schuller & Austin

 

Set Design: Rennie Meyers 
Sound Operator: Fiona Wiedermann 
Light Operator: Claire Thomforde-Garner 
Stage Manager: Rose Gonoud 

 

Out of Unison: An AfFormation

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© 2020 Katrina Elizabeth Bastian.