Gillian Walsh: Moon Fate Sin – Danspace Project
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Gillian Walsh: Moon Fate Sin

Internet Screen Shot courtesy of Gillian Walsh.
Internet Screen Shot courtesy of Gillian Walsh.

Moon Fate Sin is a book, a dance, and a tape.

In times of global crisis, we see a turn toward mysticism. New York based choreographer Gillian Walsh presents Moon Fate Sin, her latest work developed in collaboration with Emily Hoffman. The performance ponders the pursuit of dance as a suicidal tendency – where do the death drive and the transcendence drive meet in dance?

In Moon Fate Sin, conceived as “ A Liturgical Dance for St. Mark’s Church, a cosmological dance demonology.” Walsh and collaborators/performers Maggie CloudJustin HyacinthEmily Hoffman, and Mickey Mahar encounter the intangible and immaterial and reckon with embodied doom and escapism. With dancing that ranges from slow and sculptural to modernist formal abstraction, Walsh delves into early psychoanalytic theory, occultist beliefs and premonitions on the onset of world war.

 

Costumes by earth_trauma
Lighting by Carol Mullins

Please note, a fog machine is used as part of this performance. 

Moon Fate Sin is co-presented by Danspace Project and Performa 17 (performa-arts.org)