Thurs.-Sun., April 1-4, 8pm
Post-show discussions following Friday and Saturday Performances
CounterPULSE’s Winter 2010 artists in residence present their new work examining water privatization and the effects of incarceration on families in a double bill.
José Navarrete and Violeta Luna
“New Rituals for a Desperate Era”
Navarrete and Luna reinterpret ancient Mexican mythology and iconography to address pressing ecological issues around water rights and shortages. Drawing from the poetry and didactic power of pre-Hispanic myths, it constructs a compelling discourse on the depletion of our natural resources, in a production that combines contemporary dance, performance art, new music composition, visual art installation, and video.
Kendra Kimbrough Barnes
“Home is That Way?”
Kendra Kimbrough Barnes creates an impassioned dance piece about a family dealing with incarceration. When a son/ a brother loses an idea of where home is (literally and fi guratively) after being in the prison system, this leads to retracing steps. Told in four chapters, “Home is That Way?” is a dance drama that that recalls the innocence, genius, tragedy, and rebirth of an imaginative boy.