Arachne Aerial Arts with Tzveta Kassabova
Mixed Use Space is a dynamic installation that explores our complex relationship to physical and metaphorical space. Combining the aerial artistry of Arachne Aerial Arts (Andrea Burkholder and Sharon Witting) with the vision of dance artists Tzveta Kassabova and Lillian Cho, the program transforms the built environment through multidimensional performance, visual art and sound.
Stunning new and restaged aerial works by Arachne Aerial Arts examine themes of closeness and claustrophobia, solitude and cohabitation, public and private space, and adaptation and transformation. Inhabiting a vertical world suspended by rope, ribbon, net, hoop and trapeze, Washington's elevated duo presents a varied program that shifts perceptions and perspectives – from an unexpected look at physical work created by guest choreographer Daniel Burkholder, to a struggle for personal space in a crowded and competitive city, to a shared private moment at home.
Weaving a tapestry of time and space, Tzveta Kassabova and Lillian Cho construct an evolving installation during the evening-length performance that provides a visual timeline through which important moments are suspended and revealed.