Keen [No. 2] builds upon Baldwin’s recently premiered Keen (Part 1) for the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT. Keen grows out of an open-eyed exploration of that which we uncomfortably avoid: the contours of grief. Baldwin and her all-woman cast mine the emotional and physical experience of loss, memory and holding love.
Performed by a dancer (Eleanor Smith), an actor (Massimiliano Balduzzi), a child (Ezra Azrieli Holzman) and a choreographer (Anna Azrieli), Mirror Furor unfolds as a feedback loop of repeated actions in which duets are ruined then reconstituted into dissolving solos, odd trios and finally, the four. Mutating from rawness to confidence, Mirror Furorattempts to forge connections between the action and its own reflections, which echo, reverberate and amplify through sustained repetition. The feminist quiver has legs of quaking beige clouds and shimmering blue lightning.