This past weekend, audiences at CounterPULSE were treated to a powerful evening of performance from Jess Curtis / Gravity and a talented team of international collaborators. The first act featured Scotland’s Claire Cunningham in thought-provoking, solo exploration of her experience with alternate mobility. After the intermission, audiences were wowed by a sneak peak at “Dances for Non-Fictional Bodies”, a collaborative exploration of alternately-abled bodies at work, at play, on rollerskates, gurneys, and bicycles, dancing, singing karaoke and tumbling absurdly through life.
Audience members responded with an outpouring of adjectives, heralding the show as “exceptional,” “beautiful, funny, thought provoking, unique,” “fantastic, stimulating, inspiring, funny, witty, intelligent, inventive, extraordinary,” and “incredibly surprising, heatmelting, boring, sweet, delightful, dumb, smart…”
Thank you to Jess Curtis and the International Collaborators for making us feel alive.