Transmuting is an ongoing research of the intersection between physical rigor and sustained repetition. The work begins with two bodies moving in unison, focusing in on the nuances of how the performers relate to each other and attempt the impossible tasks at hand. The work asks: how long can you continue before you are forced to adapt? Using improvisational scores and set material that focus on rigorous repetitive patterning, we witness the physical and mental stamina required to push the body to its limit. The performers are driven by the will and need to keep pushing, keep going, keep moving forward.
Created + performed by: Nattie Trogdon and Hollis Bartlett
April 2018 WIP The Dance Complex (MA), June 2018 WIP SUNY Brockport June 2018 Process(es): An Evening of Shared Work with Hollis and Nattie NYU Tisch Dance July 2018 Slice & Dice with The Lovelies July 2018 SummerFest Triskelion Arts July 2018 Brooklyn Ballet's First Look, August 2018 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival September 2018 No Theme Performance Festival NY October 2018 WIP School for Contemporary Dance and Thought November 2018 BAND with Mari Meade Dance Collective
March 2019 Gibney’s Work Up 5.1
This work was created (in part) during the Tisch Summer Residency Festival at New York University.