Colin Rusch: Dearest 3535
Massive and miniature, near and far, linear and bent: these are just some of the extremes pondered in Rusch’s Dearest 3535, developed via an extended improvisation process based on line drawings. His synthesized recollections—residual memories of long hours spent silent in church pews and alternately running in long, straight lines, as kids are apt to do—collide with such every-day actions and objects as showering, lip balm, fog, and fire engines.
Risa Cohen: Two Worlds
Aerial dance takes many forms, employs varied apparatuses, and requires not only incredible strength and dexterity, but a lyrical sense of freedom and adventure. Cohen’s Two Worlds utilizes six distinct elements—silks, steel hoop, rope and harness, Spanish web, triple trapeze, and ground dance—in a work that weds physical extremes with metaphorical meaning. Fabric becomes a door, a hoop becomes a barrier, and a harness turns into the physical manifestation of an interpersonal power struggle in this graceful meditation on movement.