Unstruck is a trio exploring the fearsom process of live formation through an intertwining of movement and sound. Featuring an original score by Canadian composer Curtis Robert Macdonald, lighting design by Mike Faba and costume design by Brooke Cohen, Unstruck taps into nascency and formation at the primitive level: the carving of the body itself, an organization and dissolution of space, a magnetic energy between dancers..
Unstruck is attuned to the erotic charge and electrical connection between bodies that always characterizes Weare's work, zeroing further in on signals of presence, power, attraction, hierarchy and vulnerability. Likewise composer Macdonald places fierce, fragile bodily experience at the fore of his compositional research for Unstruck; one feels the experience of Macdonald's saxophone through lungs, breath, tongue, teeth, fingers, all audible in the intensity and range of sound produced.
Unstruck premiered during the company's 10th Anniversary season performances at BAM Fisher in February 2015.
Runtime: 23 minutes
Choreography: Kate Weare
Music: Curtis Robert Macdonald
Lighting Design: Mike Faba
Costume Design: Brooke Cohen
Unstruck was created with the support of the inaugural Evelyn Sharp CalArts Summer Choreographic Residency and a Joyce Theater Creative Artist Residency. Unstruck was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Unstruck is a recipient of the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project Touring Award, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.