March 30th, San Francisco, CA Aura Fischbeck Dancepresents the world premiere of Solo Not Alone. This new solo work, created and performed by Aura Fischbeck, is based on the assumption that even the soloist is never actually alone. Beginning from the perspective of the body as a collective site of influences, this choreographic research began with an invitation to colleagues, mentors and artistic influences to each offer a choreographic prompt or directive which would become a part of the creation of Solo Not Alone. Including contributions of over twenty artists worldwide, Solo Not Alone invites questions about the collective nature of the individual, made up of all it has seen, done, been, received, perceived, understood, misunderstood, and more.
Throughout the performance embodied translations of the given directives take the form of movement, song, text and dramatic interludes. What begins as a seemingly disparate array of materials transform through the continuous thread of the performance to blend and weave a world of their own, where the content itself becomes a discourse of relationality, even in its soloness. As an embodied line of questioning Solo Not Alone considers the body as a processing center and relay station for information as it sifts through vocabulary, historical perspectives, and conscious and unconscious influences.