WATCH

CHOREOGRAPHY: Bryan Arias

DURATION: 60 minutes

ORIGINAL MUSIC: Dmitri Belski, Jeffery Duffy

DANCERS: Olivia Ancona, Jeffery Duffy, Navarra Novy, Bryan Arias

COSTUME DESIGN: Carlijn Petermeijer

LIGHT DESIGN: Nick Hung

PROJECTION DESIGN: Tabea Rothfuchs

Taking it’s inspiration from an American comic book considered by critics and reviewers to be one of the most significant works of 20th-century literature, WATCHMEN by Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, examines what superheroes would be like in a credible, real world. WATCH focuses on the personal development and moral struggles of modern heroes. The work interrogates “power” while reflecting on contemporary anxieties. It will deconstruct the hero concept and the hero manifest within society. Put in a contemporary sociological context, questioning our trust in those of political power and raising concerns about those who trust in heroes and leaders to guard the world's fate.

This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation.

WATCH was developed at Jacob's Pillow's Pillow Lab with the support of the Jacob's Pillow Fellowship at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post.

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CHOREOGRAPHY: Bryan Arias

DURATION: 60 minutes

DANCERS: Ana Maria Lucaciu, Jermaine Spivey, Spencer Theberg, Bryan Arias

COSTUME DESIGN: Marion  Talan

LIGHT DESIGN: Nick Hung

The work explores the definition of home through themes of human condition, relationships and notions of identity. In a quartet with world renowned dancers, he blends various styles to create a specific dance language for this new work. Fabricating dreamlike atmospheres that illustrate our fears and desires, he gives form to our paradoxes and uses humour to loosen the grip of stereotypes.

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a rather lovely thing was developed at Jacob's Pillow's Pillow Lab