Jennifer Monson
bend the even


February 20-24, 2018
Tuesday thru Saturday at 8pm

Advance ticket sales for bend the even are closed. We will sell a limited number of floor cushion seats to walkup patrons, first come first served.

bend the even revisits Jennifer Monson’s research into phenomena that exist at the edges of human perception. Accessing new frameworks for emanating presence and animacy through the three mediums of sound, light and movement, the work leaves the audience at  the edge of perceptual comprehension. Undoing hierarchies of value between viewer and performer, bend the even explores containment and relinquishing through ever-narrowing parameters. This work allows for the possibility that movement disappears and leaves only sensation, an emanation that is experienced through the skin and ears, not so much through the eyes. In bend the even this asks the viewer to release what might be tangible about the experience in preparation for what is newly emerging.

Choreographer: Jennifer Monson. Composers: Zeena Parkins, Jeff Kolar. Lighting designer: Elliott Cennetoglu. Scenic designer: Regina Garcia. Costume designer: Susan Becker. Performers: Mauriah Kraker, Jennifer Monson.

From the Prairie to the City, Dancing to Invoke the Dawn – Gia Kourlas, New York Times (PDF)

Jennifer Monson’s iLAND premieres bend the even – Eva Yaa Asantewaa, InfiniteBody

Review: A Dance About the Dawn, but Not the Quiet Dawn – Brian Seibert, New York Times