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 discussion with Alexandra and a guest speaker:
March 17 – Maria Silvestri, President of the John & Helen Timo Foundation
March 18 – Leila Awadallah, choreographer and founder of the Body Watani dance project
March 19 – Emily Gastineau, choreographer and co-artistic director of Red Eye Theater
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.