Liz Santoro + Pierre Godard
Relative Collider


May 14-17, 2014


Co-commissioned and presented with Abrons Arts Center.

We want to know why, we want to know how, and we want to show you what we know. Relative Collider works on the physics of attention, the collision of watching. We imitate each other to imitate ourselves, to show what has not been shown. We trust you while trusting that we do not know. When do we start and when do we finish? We are aware of each other, it is all we can do.

This work is made possible with commissioning support from The Jerome Foundation. Relative Collider is a production of Le principe d’incertitude and co-commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater, Abrons Art Center, Théâtre de Vanves, and L’Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, with the support of FUSED, DRAC Ile-de-France, Centre national de la danse Pantin, Point Ephémère, and Impulstanz Festival. FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance), is a program of the National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Florence Gould Foundation.

Performed by Cynthia KoppeLiz Santoro, and Stephen Thompson. Conception: Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard. Choreography: Liz Santoro. Text: Pierre Godard. Costumes: Reid Bartelme. Sound: Brendan Dougherty. Lighting: Madeline Best.

“As an Enigmatic Tension Mounts”  – Siobhan Burke, New York Times