By: No Collective (You Nakai, Kay Festa, Earle Lipski, et al) and Lindsey Drury
Dancers: Laura Bartczak, Paige Fredlund, Kaia Gilje, Katelyn Hales, Molly Schaffner
This work explores new ways to relate movement and sound within and against a highly-charged problematics of history and historization. We acknowledge the importance of the first Happening at BMC, but also question its basic premises: the setting of a singular time (clocked time brackets) and space (Dining Hall) as the common denominator of the various happenstances. Our work will instead present a distribution of diverse events that relies neither on a singular time nor space, but rather on the inflections of velocities (time-space) accorded to each dancer through her proximity (‘gravity’) to the other dancers who count her move in her stead. Gravity of numbers is only put to an end by the number of gravities.