I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together
(Cairo and Alexandria editions)
This month, Movement Party members Zena Bibler, Katie Schetlick, and Abigail Levine have been rehearsing via Skype with a group of dancers in Cairo, Egypt to stage I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together for the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival.
If you’re in NYC or VA this week, we invite you to catch a live lunchtime performance on Friday (3/21) at Culturehub or at the Bridge PAI on Saturday (3/29).
BUT, wherever you are, you can tune in digitally to see how these different locations connect by following along online:
Saturday 22 March (12pm NY time)
Cairo – The GrEEK Campus
HOW IT WORKS // WHAT YOU’LL SEE, HEAR, AND FEEL:
Using handheld technology, participating performers will respond to each other’s movements across time and space.
Each performer is instructed to create an instant, spontaneous composition in response to the particularities of their own location and subjective experience, filming certain elements to share with other performers. This score has been performed at the Museum Perron Oost in Amsterdam and at the International Dance Theatres Festival in Lublin, Poland.
Created by: Katie Schetlick, Zena Bibler & Abigail Levine in collaboration with the Movement Party
Performed by: Dalia el Abd, Mohamed Mahmoud El Sayed, Engy Ahmed, Katie Schetlick, Zena Bibler, Abigail Levine, Kristin Clotfelter, Anne Zuerner, Rishauna Zumberg, Brandin Steffensen, Hannah Krafcik, Mikey Rioux, Josefina Camus, Erik Deluca, Diana Crum, Veronica Hart, Danielle LeCompte and Kendra Emery.
Photo by Whitney Browne