Join us for our third works-in-progress showing of
Nothing There There
at Loyola Marymount University’s Dance Department
Burns Fine Arts Center Room 229
Friday June 8, 2pm
NOTHING THERE THERE (Topography)
An embodied time-travelogue through Yiddishland (Belarus, Poland)Nothing There There (topography) is about getting swallowed by borderlands, moss, lush forest. It’s about finding the past through the body. Time travelers become previous inhabitants of the land, emerge from the land, take the land with them. Movement, sculptural materials, costume, text and sound are all at play in this ever-shifting landscape of scale, inscribed pathways, borders and languages.There is a there there.Nothing There There is a multi-disciplinary dance performance that examines the bodily experience of visiting sites that for 1000 years teemed with Jewish life and Yiddish culture prior to World War II. Challenging the notion that there is “nothing there,” the piece aims to transpose the fragments, feelings and perceptual frames that showed me what was and what is, There. Perhaps we can construct a new, imaginative space for continuation while wondering, what forms will we give to memory?