RE (2017)

5th Anniversary Season

Performed May 18th-20th, 2017

Joe Goode Annex

San Francisco, CA

Choreography by Tim Rubel

To celebrate our 5th anniversary performance season, we presented RE; a series of reconstructed, re-imagined and re-worked excerpts from our existing repertoire, choreographed by founder, Tim Rubel.

 

Audiences experienced work that was funny, satirical, and flamboyant, as well as pieces that are dark, introspective and political.

 

Opening the evening was an excerpt from our first evening-length work, Eroticize This. This excerpt humorously examines how gay men and straight women relate to each other in their collective quests for belonging and self-fulfillment.

 

Following this was a section from our 2012 piece We Have (Not) which was created in collaboration with dancer and video artist Sondra Kazama. Through movement, video and the use of clothing as a choreographic impetus, this intimate duet explores the meaning of value as it pertains to one's place in the hierarchy of the economic strata, and the affect this perceived value has on the body.

 

Audiences also saw a re-staging of Excess Study, a shorter work also created in 2012, that satirically comments on the often demoralizing process of job hunting during times of economic crisis, when one tries to fit themselves into employment opportunities they are either under or overqualified for.

 

There was a section from  2013's Here and Then, which juxtaposes feelings of restlessness and homeless in the LGBT+ community with stories from actual members of the community who find themselves without homes.

 

Closing the evening was the final section from our most recent work Menace, which we developed from 2015-2016 and premiered in May of 2016. This section is a dark percussive rumination on common everyday activities that occupy peoples time in one part of the world while torture and violence occupy those in other parts of the world simultaneously.

 

Collaborating Dancers:

Elisabeth Kindler-Abali

Sam Mitchell

Svetlana Pivchik

Tim Rubel

Ann Spengler

Hannah Westbrook 

Will Woodward

2017 Apprentice:

 

Tayler Kinner

Photo: Afshin Odabaee