This event is free and open to all!
Cribles/Wild Governors is the latest piece from French Choreographer Emmanuelle Hyunh’s ongoing series of site-specific and community-focused performances under the umbrella Cribles, with the titles and movements changing according to the performance’s community and location. The inspiration for the music Cribles comes from composer and music theorist Iannis Xenakis’s composition, Persephassa. Its movements are inspired by a long history of ritual dances from around the world that involve groups forming circles—a childish, archaic form that is a vehicle for celebrations, rites, wedding and war dances, processions, foot stomping, and harmonic movement.
In Cribles/Wild Governors, New York City based dancers will form a circle with linked hands in a performance that demonstrates that the community is inseparable from the individuals who comprise it and that it is always much more than the sum of its parts. Sometimes initiating and sometimes being led, these interconnected performers render visible a community’s relationship with, and the obstacles created by, individual power and solidarity with the group.