Meany Studio Theater • University of Washington
Choreography: Alethea Alexander + dancers
Original Music Composition and Performance: Daniel Webbon
Costumes: Emily Woods Hogue
Lighting: Peter Bracilano
Dancers: Charlotte Schoen, Jennifer Lo, Julia James, Jaiqi Kyki Li, Madison Rose Bristol, Megumi Hosaka, Sabrina Kim, Rosy Gentle, Vivian Ho
Tornado 2.0 is a practice in stamina and strength. Exhaustion is "choreographic," and reliance on swelling sound, collective effort and visible support emerge as grounding forces for the performers. Sound and movement materials were collected from women's bodies and experiences to build a frenetic and organic world created by and for women. Repeated gestures are remembered patterns from mothers, grandmothers and friends, warped through the same dynamic and rhythmic play that is mirrored in the live drumming and recorded score gathered from dancer's voices. Tornado 2.0 embraces surges of power, frustration and chaos.
Photos: Tim Summers