Jacob's pillow PRODUCTION residency: november 2017
This will be our last rehearsal residency before the premiere at the end of the month at the Wexner Center for the Arts. In an interesting way it reflects our overall rehearsal strategy over the past eighteen months. We have gathered in various groupings, often dependent on availability, have found the particular departure point that resonates in the gathered group, and worked to articulate and incorporate what has transpired since we’d last met as we prepare for the next launch. In this manner what we’ve made is a work that is organized and hopefully received as a way of working. Our beginning premise revolved around the “syntax” involved in how we shape time, juxtapose, move from one action to the next. We’re pretty much there. In so doing we have also found a method that is new to all of us, as it has been defined by all of us, together. The cut-to-the-chase tone of the January rehearsals at Smith is reflected in how we work together. I recognize the intellect and physical curiosity that motivates each collaborator. We recognize, between us, the potential in the mix of our individual strengths and appetites. We can deal, this will work.
Photos: Lila Hurwitz