Mermaid Out of Water
choreography: Ashley Trottier
music: Serge Gainsbourg, Brahms
dancers: Roche Janken, Sam Stone

 

“Mermaid Out of Water” is a study of dust to dust--the coming and going of heart, lungs body and spirit.  We embody the the simple recognition that we are all somewhere in the process of forming and dissipating, gathering and dispersing.

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Stammer, premiered October 2015
choreography: Katie Faulkner
dancers: Virginia Broyles, Alex Crow

 

Faulkner's duet is a detailed and unpredictable meditation on the nature of trying and trying again.  Performed primarily in silence, this work considers, in abstract terms, the nature of the attempted and the quiet and ridiculous quest for validation that often fuels our efforts.

photo by Yvonne Portra

photo by Yvonne Portra

Never the Same Twice, premiered October 2015
choreography: Rosemary Hannon
music: Bach, Bauhaus
dancers: Virginia Broyles, Odessa Avianna Perez, Sam Stone

 

"Never the Same Twice" takes a glimpse at the stakes involved in inner competition and that of which is created with those around us. The work gives space for live experimentation and an undetermined outcome creating wavering responses and states for the performers at all times.

photo by Yvonne Portra

photo by Yvonne Portra

Bear Down, premiered October 2014
choreographed by: Bianca Cabrera
original score by: Ben Juodvalkis


Bear Down is a new contemporary dance quintet commissioned by vîv from Bianca Cabrera. Bear Down grabs the baton from Bianca Cabrera’s history of creating highly textured, kinetically provocative dances. From a powerful place of shared agenda emphasizing individualism and authorship, vîv and Cabrera are creating a new work that is thematically aligned with the company's principles for democratic creativity.

photo by Roel Q Seeber

photo by Roel Q Seeber

Ouroboros, premiered January 2014
choreographed by: Kathleen Hermesdorf
original score by: Albert Mathias

We are thrilled to be working with la ALTERNATIVA this fall, under the artistic direction of Kathleen Hermesdorf and the musical direction of Albert Mathias.  The project centers on the ancient symbol of the Ouroboros, a serpent eating its tail that appears across many cultures and religious traditions.  In our creative process with Kathleen, we are diving into the multiple layers of meaning of this symbol, from the cyclical nature of birth and death, to the snake-like qualities of undulation and shedding skin.  As a symbol of recreation, the Ouroboros directly connects to our mission to re-create the underlying conditions and working methods in dance - from training and daily practice, to the creation of new work for performance.  We are the source of our own motivation, and we aim to sustain ourselves artistically and financially.