Alexandra Bodnarchuk presents Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS), an evening length contemporary dance duet. RPS explores the generational passing down of rules and customs of our bodies. What traditions do we choose to pass down? Which rules will we break?
Situated on a set comprised of a floor and two opposing walls, Alexandra uses text, play, and contemporary phrase work to draw inspiration from her heritage and create a surreal playground of problem solving.
This work features dancers Nieya Amezquita and Sarah McCullough, sound design by Brandon Anderson Musser, with directoral and dramaturgical support by Marcela Michelle. Each performance will be followed by a conversation with Alexandra and guest speakers: Maria Silvestri (3/17), Leila Awadallah (3/18), and Emily Gastineau (3/19).
This work has been supported in part by the Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellowship at Jacob’s Pillow under the direction of Dianne McIntyre and Risa Steinberg, and mentorship of Andrea Miller and Abby Zbikowski.