"i know you are, but what am i?" - Brian Crabtree
CHOREOGRAPHY Brian Crabtree. Inspired by the improvisations of Emily, Katrina and Carl.
part one Y enkuei Chuang, Joelle Garfi (films of Emily and Katrina in the kitchen)
part two Brian Crabtree, Alison Ball (films of Carl dancing in the kitchen)
MUSIC The Cinematic Orchestra — part one “Into You”; part two “Ma Fleur”
With this project, my original idea, to make a dance with performers I knew and their children, shifted and settled over the course of a long thought process. I decided not to include the children as a “live” component because I didn’t want them tied down to rehearsals. The next step was to get an “unharnessed” version of how they liked to move. I asked the mothers to film them dancing in a space where they were comfortable with no restrictions on what they could do. Then came watching the films and trying to decipher and filter their wildness through the somewhat more “serious” and trained bodies of the adult dancers. Verbatim versions of their sequences are stitched together with parts of phrases that I made that were inspired by them. The goal was to honor the complexity and goofiness of their moves, and to challenge myself to make dances that don’t look like mine.