2007 / 4 dancers / 60 min.
Premiere: Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center : New York, NY
Performers: Amy Brandt, Elizabeth Brown, Deborah Lohse and Candice Thompson
Music: Nathan Hubbard, Michael Gordon, David Lang, John Oswald and Julia Wolfe
Costumes: Amanda Waal
Lighting: Brant Thomas Murray
Photos: Steven Schreiber
Like the series of lyric poems by Wordsworth to which the title refers, such dissociative fits of passion are alternately watched and lived. In a series of disturbing iterations, the classical line curls back upon itself. Influenced by working with people whose illnesses are alarmingly reminiscent of our own experience, Deborah Lohse, has found inspiration in their strength and seeks to honestly portray the anguish of sympathy and the horrors of clinical psychosis.
Evokes a disturbing world of mental illness with its powerful atmosphere and images of madness. – Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times
Expressive and quirky, vaguely disturbed gestures and movements, using the inherently unnatural but elegant quality of classic ballet as a platform for naturalistic, sometimes bird-like movement. At the same time, there is quite a bit of unballetic contact, with collisions, slaps and catches. – Quinn Batson, offoffoff.com
2007 Excerpt at DanceNOW NYC Festival at Dance Theater Workshop : New York, NY
2006 Excerpt performed by New Chamber Ballet at City Center Studios : New York, NY
2006 Excerpt at New Choreographers on Pointe : New York, NY
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