Co-Conspirators Rebecca Bryant and Nehara Kalev combine forces to present performances wielding their hidden superpowers. Nehara embraces an array of impossibilities, unlocks the wisdom of untruths, and laughs at the invisible – while Bryant’s kaledescopic recontextualization of gender representation leaves audiences wondering which way is up.
The high-octane women of Texas’s Big Rig Dance Collective light up the stage with the latest installment of Bryant’s critically acclaimed Suite Female series. Four female performers and their onstage female “producer” dig up ideas of viewing, labeling, and power by controlling the visual representation of themselves. Explosive dancing, campy gestures, and poetically-charged solo moments build potent metaphors with absurd props that can shape-shift. Antler fragments become phalli become serving spoons, while a candelabra turns into a chastity belt turns into fallopian tubes. This smart ensemble work stirs up enough perceptual force to flip you on your head.
Nehara premieres an excerpt from Autobiography Of Lies, a full-length dance | theater | aerial solo performance that aims to lie as much as possible, and contemplate contradictions that are simultaneously true make the invisible visible laugh with the many other selves just under the surface tell the courageous and irrelevant truth cultivate a madness that spawns delight mess with your eyeballs and your tender heart.