October 11-21, 2017
October 11, 13, 18, and 20 at 8pm
October 12, 14, 19, 21 at 7pmand 9pm
the final hands count beginning sounds is a quartet that can be read as a dance and/or a collection of kinetic and ephemeral sculptures. The movement palette is composed of clean lines and sharp angles as the performers shift between five positions: standing, kneeling, sitting, and lying prone and supine. These simple shapes are layered with varying degrees of complexity resulting in constructions with a spare, Minimalist aesthetic. Others contain dense geometries, or a Surrealist-like reordering of the body: a back sprouting a hand, or a torso with three arms. Time is a key material in the work. Each sculpture (or section of the dance) is built in 1 to 57 precise, second-by-second shifts in position, level, or facing. What is created is then held in stillness for variant amounts of time.
Choreographer: Rebecca Davis. Performers: Martita Abril, Dana Florin-Weiss, Carolyn Hall, Kay Ottinger. Sound: Zach Layton. Lighting designer: Kathy Kaufmann.