Kate Weare Company returns to the Joyce stage with the New York premiere of Marksman, featuring a fascinating original score from composer Curtis Macdonald and captivating set design by artist Clifford Ross. While collisions with others are what shape us cumulatively over time, Marksman acknowledges the beauty, and futility, of our own willfulness. Adopting the metaphor of “aim,” Marksman looks at the precision we use to intuit one another with senses remote from modern consciousness yet imperative to survival. Through peripheral awareness, reflex, synchrony, magnetism, and repulsion we must reckon with the sheer forcefulness and fragility of our own formation. Weare draws inspiration from Eugen Herrigel’s Zen in the Art of Archery, “The [master] marksman aims at himself…”
Curtain Chat: Thu, Nov 10
Major support for The Joyce’s Closing the Gap Initiative promoting female choreographers provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Kate Weare creates terrifically satisfying dance phrases. And her fine company…brings these steps to full, luscious life.