February 16-19, 2017
Catherine Tharin – “You Who Arrived”
Choreographer: Catherine Tharin
Dancers: Esmé Boyce, Jenny Levy, YoungHoon Oh, Susan Rainey
Lighting Designer: Jay Ryan
Composers: Richard Carrick, Richie Greene, John King,
Costumers: Colleen Howland, Sue Julien
The dances come from the language of my body, as well as on observations of the movements and relationships of the dancers. From this material the dancers and I build movement vocabulary and over time we come to speak the same tongue. The work expresses intimacy with the self and others, the immediate present and close past; there is a sense of continuum reaching back and moving forward. Evoked are small, secret delights and unspoken fears, the immediacy of affection, fondness, attachment, and reliance. Esmé Boyce and Susan Rainey invite the audience to visit their lives through rhythmic talk and Rilke’s poetry accompanied by Richie Greene’s silken notes in You Have Arrived. Three tender duets are the basis for the quartet, History Doesn’t End with Esmé, Jenny Levy, YoungHoon OH, and Susan danced to Brontal Symmetry by Scott Wollschleger. Two solos, one, Dark Moons, danced by a special guest to early music by John Cage and the other, Still Center, danced by Esmé to music by Cunningham composer, John King, played live, are in turns, physically demanding and spatially voracious. Also, on the program is the trio, A Natural History (seen at WET in 2015) with music by Richard Carrick. All the dances are linked in their desire to reveal quiet truths.~ Catherine Tharin.