Blood Trees

Emily Wexler presents Blood Trees, in which six dancers perform inside a compositional structure that constantly dismantles itself. Presented with support by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation Late-Stage Production Stipend.
October 30 & 31, 2015 at 8pm
CPR - Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Tickets: $15 online and at the door (cash only)

Emily Wexler presents Blood Trees, in which six dancers perform inside a compositional structure that constantly dismantles itself. The work considers the consumption of women’s bodies by the public, while the women use their physical efforts, as a way to aggressively resist its theft. Beginning with an illusion where what is heard is not seen, the dancers move through shifting elements of visibility, both evidently through darkness and light, and less obviously by choreographic decisions and allowances from within. As the work continues, the bottom falls out, the space opens, and we witness as the performers come upon the haunting realization of their own inescapable dispossession.

This production is presented in part through the support of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation Late-Stage Production Stipend. This fund addresses the insufficiency of resources available to dance makers in the later stages of their development process. Also supported by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

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