Kate Weare Company : Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs, 2008

Bridge of Sighs is an ardent and unusual 30-minute quartet for two women and two men, looking at the instincts - both reckless and wise - that drive us upstream toward love. Involved in passionate, often comedic interludes with each other, each dancer's individuality shines through to fuel a deeply vibrant, wry and tender investigation of partnership, the fear of commitment, and loneliness. Bridge of Sighs draws its title from the ancient and beautiful bridge of Venice, now famously visited by honeymooning couples, over which condemned prisoners made their final passage toward a lifetime in the dungeons of the Doge.

Runtime: 35 minutes
Choreography: Kate Weare
Music: Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp of One Ring Zero (Original)
Lighting Design: Brian Jones
Costume Design: Astrud Angarita


special thanks

Bridge of Sighs was co-commissioned by Jacob's Pillow, developed in residence at The Maggie Allesee National Center For Choreography, Dance New Amsterdam and Jacob's Pillow, and generously funded by The Greenwall Foundation and Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation.