Footloose presents viv dance ensemble in
Choreography by Kathleen Hermesdorf
Sound Score by Albert Mathias
with special guests Ashley Trottier and Elizabeth Chitty
Footloose continues its AIM: Artists in Motion residency series at KUNST-STOFF Arts in San Francisco's booming Central Market district at One Grove Street where Market and Hyde merge across from the Main Library and the Orpheum Theater.
The evening offers a concert of viv along with special guest choreographers, Ashley Trottier and Elizabeth Chitty. OUROBOROS, vīv's first commission from La ALTERNATIVA, is a dance of constant change and a shedding of old ways. Fierce and intense movement choreographed by Kathleen Hermsdorf in collaboration with the dancers is set to a stunning sound score by Albert Mathias. The work is hypnotic, powerful and image laden. "Never before (have I seen) more than two people feel like one organism." says frequent dance-goer Lieva Whitbeck.
Kathleen describes the work: "8 women remember and disremember lifetimes of lifetimes, experienced experience, moments inside moments. They dismember, devouring themselves into a circulatory process of repetition, re-invention and raw skin. They eat paradox and re-create their prima materia." The symbol of the Ouroboros, a serpent eating its tail, directly connects to viv's mission to re-create the underlying conditions and working methods in dance.