Contributed by: Sarah
Please come and see LIMBS, a pageant. I am constructing the choreography for this movement-theater piece, and it has plunged me headlong into a few of the American wars (WWI, Korea, and the current Iraq war) from the point of view of the men and women that had to fight in them. Even if we don’t want it, we are currently at war. Art is one way to help us stay connected and present instead of cocooned in our seemingly safe environment.
LIMBS examines the way we sensationalize, dehumanize, and discard the lives of amputated veterans. A media obsessed household clashes with a century of American war stories in this dance theatre spectacle. This new play is sure to both “shock and awe” as decapitated, mute and limbless veterans compete with a scathing media and government issued televisions.
It is directed by Niegel Smith with choreography by Sarah Edgar and is part of The American Living Room: The Carousel of Progress Festival at HERE.
July 30th at 8:30pm
July 31st at 8:30pm
Here Arts Center is located at 145 6th Ave (between Spring and Broome). Please call 212-647-0202 or visit www.here.orgfor more information about the festival. You may also contact Sarah Edgar at email@example.com for information about LIMBS.