ATLAS (2/24/18)

ATLAS (2/24/18)

Thank you so much to Leyya Mona Tawil DANCE ELIXIR Mike Khoury The Lab SF and Lord Tang for having me shoot stills of this rare piece of contemporary dance performance this weekend. Atlas is deceptively simple to describe, but nearly impossible to explain. Only debuted once before in Europe, the piece is a sheer endurance test of movement (set to a haunting viola), addressing issues of spectatorship and the acclimatization of violence; the historic diaspora of Arab and other refugees around the world; the weight of conscientiousness in a world seemingly without conscience; the toll on a body and mind pushed far beyond their limits; helplessness, adversity, fear and hope. Thank you again to Leyya for hosting and hoisting this evening. Atlas may be a heavy load to carry, but not if we all lift together.

In addition, a psychedelic mixture of colorful projected visuals and sonic experimentation, Lord Tang brought the noise before Atlas. Thanks again!

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