Eva Perrotta, Corinne Cappelletti, and guests
Photo by by Lauryn Gerstle
Triskelion Arts is proud to present a shared program with choreographers Eva Perrotta, Corinne Cappelletti, and guests. OnebyOne is a live cartographic performance, mapping the pathways and development of the self through symbiotic relationship. It is a hybrid duet by Corinne Cappelletti and Eva Perrotta including a live vocal composer, Reba Hasko, interweaving ancient human ritual, and organic growth patterns found in the body, trees and animal behavior. OnebyOne seeks to understand the growth process through accumulating and also shedding layers of experience, like a tree peels away bark or a snake sheds skin. The spiral pattern in the process of development became a central theme to our exploration, choreography and evolution of OnebyOne. Unlike a linear progression, the spiral reveals how the growth process moves forward while maintaining a steady connection to the origin. From this steady center point, the spiral organically expands and opens, constantly changing perspectives. The experience of how the center and the origin are intimately linked inspires the source of our movement vocabulary, our form, and our interactions. It is because “we” can keep changing “our” perspective to the center that “we” can grow.
HIC SVNT DRACONES, created and performed by K.J. Holmes, is from the 15th-century cartographers’ term “Terra Incognita”, which was used to describe the edge of a land unexplored, unmapped, undocumented. During the 19th century, this term disappeared from maps, since the coastlines and inner parts of continents had been fully explored. Much of our world has been discovered, mapped, chartered, owned, fought over, reclaimed; HIC SVNT DRACONES is an entrance into the terra incognita of being human. As a woman in the 21st century pushing up against resistance from external points of view as to her rights to her body, to her thoughts, to her emotional expressions, Holmes seeks a bridge between a physical sense of time, history and place, and emotional truths that are masked or unrevealed due to familial, social and cultural restraints. Holmes’ dances have always played with resistance, flow and risk — from raw reflexive physicality to the subtle nuances of image and emotion. Her previous dance, This is where we are (or take arms against a sea of troubles), played with widening transitions and the layers of uncertainties there. With HIC SVNT DRACONES, she drops deeper into the edges between the personal and mythic, and brings to relief the maps of illogical poetic narratives the body holds. She explores an edge of “in/sanity” — between reason and passion, movement, thought, and the world. She questions who and what defines that, not only as individuals, but as cultures of minds whose lives depend upon the physical reality.
The Spaces We Make (Christina Jane Robson, Simon Thomas-Train, and John Mosloskie) present Leave it off the hook so she can sit and listen. Thirty years ago, a man and a woman began collecting and recording cassette tapes. Six months ago, a different man and a different woman starting making a duet about it. A third man took all the cassette tapes and made them into beautiful music.