focuses on the varying levels of commitment within a
partnership, and the emotional reactions those fluctuations
elicit. As the piece begins, the performers dance together,
their physical movements infused with a playful innocence
and childlike grace. There is a hint of sexual tension
between the pair, but the principal impression is one
of a pure and loving relationship. Then, the music dissolves
into dissonance, the dancers begin to dance alone, and
their individual gestures evoke the pain of their separation.
In a moment of reconciliation, the two partners balance
one another in turn, a vivid metaphor for their mutual
support of one another. To the melody of a delicate
Bellini aria, the two partners begin to come together
again, and their dance reveals stability and togetherness
as the crux of their relationship."
Duffy, Chicago, IL
Rejoinder sings a sweet tune of separation, sex and
innocent love as she and Kristina Fluty caressingly
plunge and aggressively soar throughout the space in
crisp, clean movements that abound with energy and grace.
A cameo performance by Andrew Janetti as a "sawman"
contributes literal meaning to the dance; he saws a
block of wood to represent a severed relationship. It
is a refreshing display of emotional transparency."
Jessica Weiss, The Brooklyn Rail
sound collage by Lehcar Dnomreg, John Zorn, & an
aria from Bellini's opera Norma
Running Length: 10 minutes