Post:Ballet has been turning heads with consistently daring collaborations that are sophisticated and anything but risk averse. The company’s fourth season program features the World Premiere of “field the present shifts”, a thought-provoking collaboration between choreographer/Artistic Director Robert Dekkers and Bay Area architect Robert Gilson. The artists are teaming up with critically acclaimed composer and violinist Matthew Pierce, who will perform his new score live with four accompanying violinists; costume designer Christine Darch; lighting designer David Robertson; and technical designer Ian Winters, to collectively bring this work about our deep interconnectedness to life.
“field the present shifts” focuses on the space between objects, making observations on the relationship between individual and community, freedom and constraint, finite and infinite. At the core of the new work is a detailed structure that gives each of the artists and dancers freedom to make choices in real time during the show and influence the direction of the performance.
Back by popular demand, ‘Four Plays’ will also feature a dynamic restaging of “Colouring”, Dekkers’ 2011 collaboration with visual artist Enrique Quintero, composer Daniel Berkman, and photographer Natalia Perez. Also on the program is “When in Doubt”, Dekkers’ 2012 collaboration with composer Jacob Wolkenhauer, as well as “Sixes and Seven”, a hypnotic solo work featuring the music of Philip Glass and performed by a different dance artist each performance.
In the lobby before the performances and during the intermission, patrons will have the opportunity to see the debut of Jeffrey Zygmunt’s newest sculpture collection, featuring twenty castings of the Post:Ballet dance artists inspired by “field the present shifts”.
The performances as well as special events will occur July 18th and 19th (8pm) at the Lam Research Theater, YBCA. 700 Howard Street San Francisco.
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