In the opening of Oba Qween Baba King Baba, Ni’Ja Whitson stands firm and grounded in front of their audience.
A striking collaboration between neuroscientists and contemporary butoh dancers culminated in a moving assemblageJapanese dance, EEG technology, databases, light, pregnancy, science writing, and emergency alarms remixed with house beats. Vangelines The Slowest Wave is a hybrid work featuring choreography inspired not only by deep psychological sensuousness but also material, electromagnetic properties of the body.
When Jonathan González first emerges from the stage curtains, dragging an ominous, glowing spotlight, only his boots are illuminated. We do not immediately see Gonzálezs body, beyond his feet, but we can make out his figure periodically reaching into the light, expanding his stance, and genuflecting towards the spotlight in what looks like prayer.