FORE-IGN/ FORE-OUT (Carbonell, Chisena, Gavino, McKenzie): 2016 Fringe review 84

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In FORE-IGN/ FORE-OUT, four choreographers explore states of liminality—of how to be between things. In Matriz, Evalina Carbonell uses a stage-spanning black banner and fluid yet precise movement to paint the space her cast of five women inhabit… Weiwei Ma and Asya Zlatina mesmerize in a duet, their nuanced understanding of weight and gravity transforming their earthbound movements into a type of flight.

Nikolai McKenzie choreographed and performed Boy, a physicalized monologue with text taken from Ken Baumann’s debut novel Solip…. Melissa Chisena has two remarkable pieces on the program, Entangle—a duet created in collaboration with Marie Brown, and Breath—a work choreographed to an original breath score performed live by Katonya Mosley with percussion by Jonathan Cannon..,. The program ends with Annielille Gavino-Kollman’s La Migra, Let’s Run, an at-times quite literal exploration of themes surrounding immigration. Read the full review on thINKingDANCE >>>

Fore-ign/Fore-out, choreographers Carbonell, McKenzie, Chisena, and Gavino-Kollman, Chi Movement Arts Center, Sept. 16 and 17.

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Kirsten Kaschock for thINKingDANCE

Kirsten Kaschock is a Presidential Fellow in the Dance Department of Temple University, currently earning a second PhD. Her dissertative work in dance investigates the compositional methods of modern and postmodern choreography to uncover connections to the poetic avant-garde. Kirsten holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Georgia. She is a published poet and novelist (with Slope Editions, Ahsahta Press, and Coffee House Press) and has worked as a free-lance choreographer and master teacher in the Northeast. She resides with her three children and their father in Manayunk where she likes to work with words, bodies--and when she is lucky--other people.