(in progress) The Subjugation, a dance for the stage and screen about the ways we use aesthetics—stories, images, and technologies—to oppress our own bodiesand the bodies of others. Bodies as prismatic beacons of intelligence are both denigrated and deified on this platform, involved in a cannibalistic feedbackloop while they contend with the gazes of the audience, of the live camera, and of one another. Legacies of story-ballets and traditional folk-theater forms guidethe vocabulary and ethic of this work, remembering theater’s function as a modeof transmitting knowledge and values and asking: what if we communicate past what we know?

development support given by CAP UCLA/Los Angeles Performance Practice

photos by Gema Galiana

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