Choreographers Satu Hummasti, Eric Handman, Natosha Washington & Nicholas Cendese create a sensuous movement journey - a PASSAGE through haunted memories to the ever-changing present. Explore the threshold of change and the echoes of a poetic and mysterious reality anchored in the human experience.
Songs I Wanna Sing (to you) by Satu Hummasti
Hummasti explores the poetic underpinnings of five songs from very different genres which address themes of loneliness, nostalgia, desire, and the joy and difficulty of truly being with other people. Through subtle physical phrases, powerful group work, and singing, the dance asks: Isn't there always some degree of loneliness, no matter how close we are to someone? Isn't there always some degree of mystery in others, no matter how well we know them?
What You Leave Behind (world premiere) by Natosha Washington & Nicholas Cendese
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but
what is woven into the lives of others.” ~ Pericles
Nicholas & Natosha created a live blog to document their process in creating this unique piece for RDT. Click here to visit the blog and see their day by day process and videos of rehearsal.
Ghost Ship by Eric Handman
Utilizing an original sound score with fragments of text, familiar and unfamiliar sounds, the work explores experiences of revisiting places and how we are connected to our sense of place. Haunted by an ever-present past and caught in the limbo of memory, the marooned dancers in Ghost Ship perform with a volcanic and sinuous energy under a torrent of 120 pounds of falling rice. Flying through the dense traffic of lashing limbs and skating over the rice-covered stage, the dancers leave traces of their presence: the hieroglyphics of a vanished tribe.
Karyo by (and in memory of) Susan McLain
Ghost Ship from RDT on Vimeo.