Video shot on November 15, 2013 at Danspace Project. Filmed and edited by Ross Karre and Tatyana Tenenbaum. 

Way In

What does it mean to look? What does it mean to be looked at? How do we build meaning? How do we escape from the meanings that inescapably build around us? Maybe we can’t. Way In seeks to create a refracted portrait of intimacy and objectification. There is always too much to say: mountains of references, bodies of knowledge, disparate traditions … dance as a way to hold all of these jostling interests and desires: All that the body can withstand, absorb. Meaning slips through our hands. 


Premiere: November 14-17, 2013 at Danspace Project


Choreography: Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener

Writing: Claudia La Rocco

Visual Design: Davison Scandrett

Costumes: Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, in consultation with Jmy Leary.

Costume Construction: Yvette Helin and Julia Donaldson. 


"Quartet" BOMB. Rashaun Mitchell, Claudia La Rocco, Silas Riener & Davison Scandrett

"Every Which Way" Artforum. Agnieszka Gratza