Choreography and performance: Dawn Kramer
Sound: Kevin Pelrine
Video shot by: Harvey Nosowitz
© 2003 Dawm Kramer
I made this solo for Dance Collective's thirtieth anniversary concert,
as a farewell piece to my dance company, after thirty years of co-directing it.
It seemed appropriate to deconstruct the curtain call. I
found as many variations and rhythmic breakdowns of the bow as
I could and asked Kevin Pelrine to take a sound recording of
applause from a video of an earlier Dance Collective performance
and to manipulate it. Half way through the piece, his meditative
sound emerges from the din of applause.
As that drone grows more prominent, my movements become more
introspective. I end the piece in the upstage left corner, facing
the wing, with arms and legs and focus extended upwards, peacefully
seeking the next step.