2009 / 3 dancers / 60 min.
Premiere: Joyce SoHo : New York, NY
Performers: Deborah Lohse, Tammi Shamblin and Candice Thompson
Music: Stefan Weisman and Ladytron
Costumes: Candice Thompson
Lighting: Amanda K. Ringger
Video: Deborah Lohse and Eva Barnett
Photos: Steven Schreiber
Scenes of misplaced desire and coerced intimacy begin to penetrate the performance leading to a public confession. Rejected displays of affection, interactions based on strict conditions and beautifully frosted cupcakes are wedged in between highly technical dancing capturing the cruelty between women attempting to define and redefine their relationship on-stage.
Deborah Lohse’s admirable ad hoc Ballet goes against the grain in HER, a full-length premiere at the Joyce SoHo that addresses female intimacy, desire, aggression, and the continuously redefined relationship between two women. The dancers sensitively convey the complexities of their conflicting characters while showing highly technical movement that is beautifully warped from its balletic foundation. One woman is as aggressively cruel as the other is painfully vulnerable, and most startling is how true these characters are. Everything about HER is honest, real, and powerful. – Evan Namerow, Dancing Perfectly Free
“Deborah is a genuine artist whose pieces are grounded in exploration of human relationships and behavior. The piece forces you to dig deeper within yourself to an honest, open place, where nothing can be contrived.” – Emily Sorelle Adams, New Chamber Ballet
2009 Gene Pool at Dance New Amsterdam : New York, NY
2009 DanceNOW NYC Festival at Dance Theater Workshop : New York, NY
2009 Excerpt performed by New Chamber Ballet at City Center Studios : New York, NY
2008 Excerpt performed by New Chamber Ballet at City Center Studios : New York, NY
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