Slow Falls (2011)

Slow Falls is a work for three dancers who mark increasingly slow descents down a building exterior. Each dancer completes four falls over the course of 100 minutes — the shortest lasting 5 minutes, the longest 50. The dancers mark their 'falls' with colored tape, leaving a record of their movement and becoming for a time a new element in the movement and architecture of the environment. The dancers’ falls cannot be executed without passing the weight of the body through the wall. As they descend, they make micro-adjustments to stimulus of environment, adjusting the shape of the work to meet the terrain of the performance space. 

 

Performance History

Movement Research Festival (June 2011). Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Fleet Moves Festival (July 2012). farm project space and gallery, Wellfleet, MA.

Hemispheric Institute Encuentro (January 2013). SESC Vila Mariana, São Paulo, Brazil.

 

Press

TV cultura interview (January 10, 2013)

Veja São Paulo festival preview (January 10, 2013)

Colectivos ES3, Brazil (January 12, 2013)

Were I So Besotted/ Iviva Olnik (June 5, 2011)

 

Video

Slow Falls at the Movement Research Festival (2011)

Slow Falls at Hemispheric Institute Encuentro/ SESC (São Paulo 2013)