S l o w D a n c e is a choreographic project that investigates movement and presence for the purpose of producing a sensorial experience of slowness for the viewer. It is envisaged as an excerpt from a world where everything is done at its own pace. The piece is one of four dance works, where each work describes a slow experience inside respective contexts of the Theater, the Museum, the Garden and the Church. These works give the viewer the opportunity to engage in sustained attention and sojourn from an otherwise accelerated society. S l o w D a n c e in the Theater is a transmission of a vibratory state intended to sharpen perception and facilitate presence. It’s a charge to slow down the collective social pulse, an interruption for an expanded now.
Coined by the artists, the phrase ‘slow dance’ is a gathering term with which to think dance praxis. It is part of a SlowArt movement which hosts artworks that offer a slow experience. Although it is not only an artwork itself, and rather a style of looking—one that involves attention to the experience of time unfolding—that produces the slow art experience.
Choreography and Performance: Hana Lee Erdman. Floor by ALICE FINE/ Marika Troili. Costume: Claudia Hill. Dramaturgical adviser: Ana Vujanović.
December 20th: Live Audio Description and Haptic Access Tour by Gravity Access Services for visually impaired audience members. Haptic Access Tour begins at 7:00pm
Please call 415) 626-2060 to pre-register and reserve a headset.
Suggested $20-30 at the door.