Summation Dance & Sikora + Dance at Gibney Dance
Summation Dance; Sikora + Dance
Clements and Summation/NYC are investigating how individual challenges brought on by the pandemic are a microcosm of society’s broader economic and social realities. When the world stands still, personal progress feels like an exercise in futility. How do we make change when the power structures themselves are immovable? The work will highlight the inner lives of the artists against a backdrop of uniformity and explore the dichotomies of action and resignation, isolation and cooperation, and agency and conformity.
Vander Hoop and Summation / LA will debut, Episodes and misgivings, which examine ideas of home as not just a sense of place but the body itself. Our thoughts shape the way we inhabit our bodies — our first and constant home — carrying us through life. We move from space to space recreating patterns and moments of familiarity to find comfort amidst the ever shifting unknown. The work asks to confront how we care for our mental health, ourselves and each other in a late-stage capitalistic society.
Sikora + Dance will perform Requiem Aeternam (Preview), an exploration of how religious structures–with their memorized verses, choreographed rituals, moral obligations, and restricted expression – exclude many people's truths but also provide comfort in the face of grief and meaning in the absence of answers. Sikora's dancers will also dance Three Neapolitan Songs, a 2019 duet depicting the power dynamics within a domestic partnership and the struggle to fulfill one's expected role.
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