ODC Theater Presents Funsch Dance: EPOCH
Saturday, September 12, 12:00 PM
Funsch Dance’s extended-length work, EPOCH, subverts conventional performance models by pushing the limits of duration. In cheeky defiance of Doris Humphrey’s warning “All dances are too long,” EPOCH unfolds over 12 hours, in a gratuitous surplus of movement, interrupted by moments of nothingness, to challenge the valuing of acquisition and excess. Is endurance political? What bonds does an unlikely scenario forge? EPOCH features an original sound score by Cheryl Leonard and color theory-influenced lighting designed by Danielle Ferguson. The movement vocabulary of the 20-person ensemble is marked by linear formalism performed in tight unison; this cracks apart into softer, somatic-driven vocabularies in the smaller groupings and culminating solos. This work will have suggested time entry points within the run, as well as a 6pm public discussion with the artists, local performance scholars, and representatives from the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA).
Artistic Director Christy Funsch has created eleven full-length works for Funsch Dance since 2002. She has been awarded residencies at Djerassi, U Cross, and Yaddo, and was named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2014. She has received numerous funding awards and is currently a Fulbright Scholar.
New Music USA; Lighting Artists in Dance Award, a program of Dancers' Group; Triskelion Arts Space Subsidy New York State Council for the Arts
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