April 10-13, 2013
Kinetic Makeover is a dance solo giving power and autonomy to one body. This body attempts to produce various images through the self-imposed task of repeatedly and compulsively moving. Perpetual action is a means for change in order to establish a new way of seeing and being. The various thresholds of the body are revealed through this self-directed persistence. Actions oscillate between being repetitive, mechanical, mundane, sustained, hypnotic, energetic, aggressive and euphoric. The act of doing is always in negotiation of the past, present and future. The dance is an attempt at the here-and-now, a never-ending effort that ceases to exist. The work is a reimagining of the body and its potential, what it represents and how it exists.
Developed at Performing Arts Forum (pa-f.net), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space and Workspace Brussels, Belgium.
Choreography and Performance by Milka Djordjevich. Music by Chris Peck. Lighting by Madeline Best. Costume by Reid Bartelme. Eyes: Rebecca Brooks.
“Someone’s Ruffled Her Feathers, and She’s in Perpetual Motion” – Brian Seibert, New York Times