Thaw

Thaw - Photo Gallery

Thaw - Photo Gallery

The dance – an ingenious meld of movies and movement, motion and stillness, glassy white and tender green, silly props and serious ideas – keeps opening up in your mind long after the stage goes dark.
— Metroland. Albany, NY

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Thaw, a 60-minute ice/light/video dance, is an unlikely symphonic investigation of elemental encounters under increasingly curious circumstances. Inspired by the first crack of winter ice breaking up on a frozen shore, Thaw “suggests a desire to shatter surfaces and release the vital reality trapped within.” (Eva Yaa Asantewa, Village Voice critic) Rich in violent beauty and deep quiet, Thaw evolves into a kinetic poem, a love letter to time. Videos created by Patrik Widrig from documentary film footage of Shackleton's 1914 Antarctica voyage and the last ice harvests in Maine.

Premiere  92on42: The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Project at The Duke on 42nd Street, March 16-20, 2005