Light Years

Before my eyes are memories of evolution, consciousness, magic. Seen from great speeds. From outer space, out of past-present-future. We are lost in the in-between time. What is origin? We pass through inexplicable illusions. Other people. We do not know what is real. We emerge. Portals open. The suns converge, a shifting landscape. The drums can still be heard. The body holds so many generations, so many genetic mutations, and the world is too much with us. We travel so far, so long. We walk off the face of the earth. The body must become space, claim everything, continue to (r)evolve. We must give. How far reaching is the self to make the bridge? To make and unmake.  

 

Premiere: April 1-4, 2015 at New York Live Arts

Choreography: Rashaun Mitchell

Dancers: Hiroki Ichinose, Cori Kresge, Silas Riener, Melissa Toogood

Music: Michael Beharie and Corwin Lamm

Lighting Design: Davison Scandrett

Visual Design: Rashaun Mitchell

Costumes: Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener with Julia Donaldson

 

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