Triskelion Arts Presents "Faux Fur," a New Work by Kathy Wasik
Photo by Steven Schreiber
Triskelion Arts Presents Faux Fur, a New Work by Kathy Wasik
February 7-8 at 8:00pm at Triskelion Arts
Brooklyn, NY, December 15th - Join Kathy Wasik in an archaeological dig, an excavation of the dancers’ movement histories. As Faux Fur uncovers kinesthetic, manneristic, and emotional layers, it demonstrates that certain structures have persisted over time. So how does this persistence connect to the ephemerality of dance? Do certain movements prevail while others dissipate? What is passed from dancer to audience member? What might remain after the dancers exit the stage? Performed by Alessandra Larson and Kathy Wasik, with an original sound score by Ethan Frederick Greene. Lighting design by Andy Dickerson.
Wasik is interested in a logic of feeling and the paradoxical nature of such an idea. Her dances emerge from an emotional yet mathematical place, one both messy and precise. Faux Fur charts a complicated path between movements as disparate as the pas de bourrée and the Electric Slide. Wasik’s attempts to reconcile her performers’ distinct dance histories results in complicated questions about the nature of unison dancing. How different can two movements be and still be perceived as synchronized? How do separate entities mix and come apart again? What points exist between these two extremes?
Wasik’s work will be part of a shared program with choreographer Adriane Lee.
Performances will take place at the main stage of the brand new Triskelion Arts, February 7-8 (Saturday and Sunday) at 8pm. Tickets are $16 and are available online at http://www.triskelionarts.org/adriane-lee-and-kathy-wasik and at the door, starting at 7:30 the evening of each performance. Triskelion Arts is located at 106 Calyer St. in Brooklyn, NY. Please visit triskelionarts.org for directions.
About the Artist:
Kathy Wasik is a New York-based dancer and choreographer. Her work has been presented at Triskelion Arts, The 92Y, Dixon Place, Vassar College, and The Field’s 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee. She has had the pleasure of performing with Vicky Shick, Michou Szabo, and Susan Rethorst, among others. She holds a BA in mathematics from Vassar College.