Susan Marshall and Company tours Play/Pause

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - Saturday, November 23, 2013

* World premiere
work being performed: play/pause

The Dance Center of Columbia Chicago
September 19-21, 2013

October 5, 2013
 
October 29-31, 2013
 
November 9, 2013
 
BAM Fisher (NYC Premiere)
November 20-23, 2013
 
New York-based choreographer Susan Marshall and her company tour the world premiere of Play/Pause.  In an electric guitar-fueled evening of postmodern dance-theater, Marshall couples her intimate, structured choreography with the seductiveness of pop culture to explore our complex relationship to the media we consume.
 
Referencing the dance moves and sleek production values of popular music videos, Marshall’s choreography adds nuance to that high-gloss aesthetic while stripping away its context, rendering it both more profound and strange. A commissioned score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang—performed live by members of guitar quartet Dither and Mantra Percussion—animates this dialogue between the real and the virtual, in which bodies hover somewhere in between.