Introducing Caitlin Trainor
Attesting to the wide-ranging imagination of the choreographer, each of the dances is thematically, musically and stylistically distinct. "Digital Fallout," a work for seven performers, suggests the robotic influence of the digital world on human behavior, particularly sexual. The dancers' initially mechanistic, anti-sexy/sexually suggestive movement eventually descends into an animalistic frenzy of blind fury in which romance and intimacy are a thing of the past. The accompanying score, a collage created by Trainor, includes music from the Free Sound Library, Nine Inch Nails and Ryoji Ikeda. The costumes are by Liz Prince.
"E Strano! (How Strange!)," a sad, funny duet performed by Trainor and a giant male rag doll, explores the gamut of emotions experienced by a woman in love with an unresponsive man. Her desire to seduce him, to win his affection catapults her into behavior alternating between hopefully and fantastically romantic and the dark gloom of futility and frustration. The dance is set to Dame Joan Sutherland's aria "E Strano" from "La Traviata."
If the dancing in "Digital Fallout" is aggressive and fractured, "ORBit" is the opposite. In its gently ethereal movement, the dance resonates with a spiritual poetry suggesting the harmonic movement of cosmic bodies dancing through outer space. Created by the quintet of dancers playing with a series of free-wheeling meteorological balloons, the work takes place beneath giant suspended versions of their untethered cousins. "ORBit" evolved from the dancers' improvised movement in the studio; and given the unpredictable nature of balloons, a good deal of the performance, too, depends on the dancers' improvised responses to their free-spirited air partners. The dance is set to an original score by Robert Boston.
Rachel Rakov designed the lighting for all three dances. The dancers are Aditi Dhruv, Mindy Upin, Alison Cook Beatty, Marlena Wolf, Tyler Gilstrap , Cherri Nelle Thompson, Lindsey Miller, Katie Stricker, Andy Allen, Andrew Magazine, Lane Halperin as well as Caitlin Trainor.
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