PENTIMENTO

DETAILS

Premiere: Fri, Nov 11 - Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 8:00pm, Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 2:00pm at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
Choreography: Rashana Perks Smith with performers
Music: Michael Wall - "43214 (Remix 2016)"
Performance: Jeremy Griffin Jackson, Maddie Presley-Wolff
Lighting design: Chadwyn Knudson
Costume design: Rashana Perks Smith
Photography: D. Glen Vanderbilt
Length: 10 minutes 

Description

Pentimento is a collaborative and devised duet wherein performers examined their paths in the dance program and the director shaped the work into a composition. Performers were given the following quote from Lillian Hellman's book, Pentimento:

“Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent. When that happens it is possible, in some pictures, to see the original lines: a tree will show through a woman's dress, a child makes way for a dog, a large boat is no longer on an open sea. That is called pentimento because the painter "repented," changed his mind. Perhaps it would be as well to say that the old conception, replaced by a later choice, is a way of seeing and then seeing again. That is all I mean about the people in this book. The paint has aged and I wanted to see what was there for me once, what is there for me now.”

 

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