A new trio by Kate Weare, Unstruck explores in movement and sound a process of live formation. Like stones in a river, or sound through a tunnel, the dancers forcibly shape themselves and are shaped by each other through unceasing contact and energetic exchange. Unstruck taps into nascency and formation at a primitive level: the carving of the body itself, an organization and dissolution of space, a magnetic energy between dancers.
The dance features an original score by composer Curtis Macdonald. While Weare deals with proximity between dancers in her physical process, she explores the idea of Anahata Nad, or unstruck sound, in her collaboration with Macdonald
Unstruck will premiere during the company's 10th Anniversary season performances at BAM Fisher in February 2015. Buy tickets online at http://bam.org/kateweareco10
Runtime: 30 minutes
Choreography: Kate Weare
Music: Curtis Robert Macdonald
Lighting Design: Mike Faba
Costume Design: Brooke Cohen
Kate Weare began choreographing Unstruck during the inaugural Evelyn Sharp CalArts Summer Choreographic Residency in May 2014. She continues to work on the piece thanks in part to a 2014 Creative Artist Residency, awarded by The Joyce Theater. This program is 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.