LA-based choreographer-dancer Meg Wolfe presents the world premiere of her full-length work trembler.SHIFTER at REDCAT this weekend (through Sunday, June 5).
In collaboration with composer and CalArts alumnus Aaron Drake (Music MFA 07), the work examines how people navigate massive shifts in their lives and in the world. Wolfe's choreography "propels its dancers through unsustainable acts of balancing—with the joy, anger, angst, sweat and hell of bodies as its fulcrum."
Performers in trembler.SHIFTER are Gregory Barnett, Sarah Day, Darius Mannino (Theater MFA 06) and Taisha Paggett, along with Wolfe, and additional collaborators include alumnus and lighting designer Chris Kuhl, set designer Lorrie P. Snyder and costume designer Marcus Kuiland-Nazario.
The Los Angeles Times Culture Monster blog recently interviewed Wolfe about influences on her choreography and in career. From the Times:
I have definitely been influenced by the recent proliferations of natural and man-made disasters,” Wolfe says, explaining that the piece “pairs full-out dancing with a destabilizing sonic environment, to investigate thinking on our feet, searching for grounding in a dramatically shifting landscape, and finding moments of clarity in seeming chaos.
631 West 2nd St., Los Angeles
Through June 5
Tickets $20-25 general, $16-20 students, $10-$12 CalArts community