( Sun., Oct. 9, 2022 )
North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607-6407
Experience a moving piece of art as dancers call upon themes reflected in Elizabeth Alexander’s newly installed work and you did not even know enough to be sorry. Referencing our fleeting sense of safety and loss within these “unprecedented times,” this scene of comfort and order becomes a beautiful disaster of paper storm debris mixed with deliberate deconstruction. Blakeney Bullock and Miles Yeung-Tieu move within Alexander’s site-specific installation to an original soundtrack by Todd Bowser.
The performers embody the great oscillation between immobility and mania that happens inside catastrophic weather events—tightness-holding despair on one side; beauty, relief, release, and mutual aid on the other. The body, like the storm, holds unknowable multitudes and can become a comfortable order or a tragic spectacle. What do these extremes do as characters in a duet? What relationships are created, projected, and witnessed? Drop in for a glimpse or stay for the full 90 minutes as this corner of West Building fills with ambient sound and movement.
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