Photo via Tony Nguyen
This past weekend's shows went amazing. Great reviews! The woman who used to schedule Zellerbach Hall's performances wants us to take our show to San Francisco. Dancing with Dangerous Lorraines Dance Theater is like dancing with a circus. Our style is after the new wave of dance happening all over Europe and just picking up steam in the United States. There's video, text, props, live music, and whatever you find interesting (I've heard of live animals and water on stage but we don't have the budget for that). We had the opportunity of working with some amazing artists such as Doug Rice, a writing professor and novelist. He gave us some of his work and said, "Here you go! Use whatever you want." His writing is amazing and even as I was onstage performing it was incredibly emotional to hear his beautiful words. The theme of our show was dependence. Here are a few lines we used:
"She looked like someone moving from here to there, moving through the moment that comes immediately before flight, before a departure toward and elsewhere."
"Her refusal to speak made pure and perfect sense to me. She liked the world inside her head. She played there and she stayed there. Her head, I imagined, was overflowing with starlight, lunatic monkeys enjoying moments of swinging from thought to thought, and the last of the morning rain touching the river before giving over to becoming dew. Whenever she needed something from our world, she visited us with other ways for speaking. The simple and direct beauty of her little body in movement expressed her desires, her emotions. She danced words into being."
"I want to return with you to the place where our hearts first met as if we are still children outside playing in the sun, my faint shadow chasing after your shadow."
Beautiful, huh? Also, stop by tomorrow to find out what my mysterious letter says.