Water Will (in Melody)
- May 28 - 29 | 7pm
- U.S. Premiere
Melodrama is a point of departure for Ligia Lewis’ newest choreographic work, Water Will (in Melody). Set in a wet and cavernous landscape, four performers enact a dystopic fantasy negotiating desire, imagination, and feelings of an encroaching end. Through a state of hopelessness, darkness and unexamined emotion become a reserve for creativity and power.
Water Will (in Melody) is the last part of Lewis’ BLUE, RED, WHITE trilogy which rejects what the artist calls “the tyranny of transparency and reason” in favor of opacity and the state of not knowing. Giving sound, lighting, and physical movement equal importance Lewis’ affective choreographies trouble the idea of a stable identity which can be represented on stage, or anywhere else for that matter.