The space between (us)
"The space between (us)" is an interdisciplinary performance work inspired by the physical, social, and emotional barriers created by the architecture of public spaces.
Inspired by shopping mall seating areas and modern architecture, large-scale sculptures fill the gallery. When filled with dancers, the sculptures become enlivened spaces, illustrating conditioned behaviors of public spaces and separating bodies in motion. Beneath the surface, however, lives the possibility for creativity, freedom, self-expression, and intimate human connection.
Choreography: Nicole A. Martinell
Sculptures: Lisa Dillin
Featured dancers are Deep Vision members Deontay Gray, Samantha Hopkins, Melissa Lloyd, Sofie Massa, Rachel Moore, Sarah Smith, and Ann Zickefoose.
Additional collaborators include an original score by PJ Dorsey (Tarotplane) and Erik Spangler (DJ Dubble8), and costumes by Kendra Shapanus with video production support by Erik Dillinger and 3D fabrication support by Chip Banister, Wilder Childs, and Pete Karis.
Photo: Jonathan Hsu @JHsumedia
Premiere: VisArts, Rockville, MD
Reprise: Le Mondo, Baltimore, MD