light/weight

"softening deeply
sinking towards
floating still
listening quietly
falling barely
resisting compassionately
melting sideways
rushing patiently

light/weight is an evening-length dance performance that unfolds through a series of improvisational structures, each exploring the possibilities of three people practicing togetherness. light/weight reveals and conceals the labor of effortlessness through sometimes rigorous and/or intimate physical contact. Identity forms and unravels through the politics of difference, and meaning is made through the sharing of space, flesh and sweat.

40-50 minutes in length, light/weight is a new dance as practice as performance as research and thus a work in progress. 

Created and Directed by: Joel Smith in collaboration with Hyoin Jun and Maggie Sniffen

Performed by: Hyoin Jun, Joel Smith and Maggie Sniffen"

Joel Smith | UCR ARTSblock

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