“It is both striking and antiseptic. You think of office spaces, study halls, waiting rooms; the places in between the action.”
-Claudia LaRocco, The New York Times
“…eruptions of movement burn themselves into your brain-the residue of lives you can’t quite grasp but which you suspect might be your own.”
-Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice
Set in a 360 degree hyper-intimate environment with audience members integrated among the performers …within us. examines the human instincts that lay at the core of physical and emotional conflict. Inspired by the images of violence in Jacob Landau’s visual artwork and focusing on the repression that exists all over the world and across time periods, the performers act as both aggressor and inflicted. Creating palpable tension and relief, …within us. continues mvworks’ investigation of kinetic transfer through movement.
…within us. is choreographed by Megan V. Sprenger and features Tara O’Con, Kendra Portier, Alli Ruszkowski, and Richert Schonorr with Lighting by Joe Levasseur, Sound by Jason Sebastian, Set by Brad Kisicki, and Costumes by Mary McKenzie.
mvworks, a contemporary dance company based in New York City, was founded in 2005 by Megan V. Sprenger. mvworks strives to engage viewers in dance through an intensely kinetic, unpolished movement style that is driven by clear emotional intent, creating powerful performance that connects with the audience beyond their viewing experience.
Running time: 40 minutes. No late seating is allowed for this performance.
Presented as part of COIL 2010
Wed, Jan 6 6:30pm
Fri, Jan 8 9:30pm SOLD OUT
Sat, Jan 9 4:30pm
Original Spring 2009 Dates:
Sun, May 17 – Sun, May 24