PHOTO DIARY: Latenight at stillness-action-sweat-effort, Movement Research Festival 2012

"A performance experiment where the duet is charged with the exploration of stillness, action, sweat and effort. Participants are chosen based on their choreographic approaches and aesthetic differences that touch these categories. Performances can be rehearsed, improvised, score-driven or otherwise. The collaboration can be collective, competitive, a battle, a fusion, or indeterminate." 

Date of Performance: May 30, 2012

PARTICIPANTS: Aretha Aoki devynn emory Niall Jones Jennifer Monson

All photographs taken for Critical Correspondence by Tara Sheena



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Aretha Aoki and devynn emory emerge from the crowd to begin their duet

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From L to R: Aretha Aoki and devynn emory

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devynn emory and Aretha Aoki, in a duet imagined and re-imagined again

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Aoki in the foreground, with emory close behind

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A moment of remembered synchronicity (from L to R: devynn emory and Aretha Aoki)

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And, again (from L to R: emory and Aoki)

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Heads butting, Niall Jones (Left) and Jennifer Monson enter the space

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Jones and Monson, caught in a tender moment, caught in a deep lunge

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Released and rejoined (from L to R: Monson and Jones

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A balancing act: Monson engulfs a steady Jones

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Tara Sheena is a performer, dancer, writer, and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. As a performer, she is engaged on upcoming projects with choreographers Ivy Baldwin, Catherine Galasso, and Nadia Tykuls...
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