Oakland-based arts organization, Arts & Above, and Dance Up Close/East Bay, the producing program of Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, co-present VIEO from the soil. Featuring Co-Artistic Directors Kate Jordan and Bruno Augusto in an intimate performance, this evening-length work of original movement, set, and sound is an experimental work of ritual, synthesis, and the peculiar force of love that occurs with the weaving of two people.
Ms. Jordan and Mr. Augusto draw on their extensive experience and training in the creation and performance of contemporary movement, modern dance, sound, and visual art to create a sharp, fluid, honest journey through the physical and emotional essay of life. Onstage they seek and find solidarity. There is a gestural approach to their work, complex partnering, and solos. Their full body expressions of muscle, gravity and spirit are delicate yet ferocious, abrasive yet tender, individual yet accepting of their ultimate alliance.