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why aren't you here?/The "F" Word/Tangled

why aren't you here?/The "F" Word/Tangled

Dates: August 27 and 28
Times: 7 p.m. (27th) and 2 p.m. (28th)
Location: The Pilot on Navigation
              Houston, Texas 77011
Tickets: $10
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why aren't you here?

Choreographers Lori Yuill (Houston) and Anneke Hansen (NYC) are separated by thousands of miles yet bound by thousands of hours spent dancing together over more than ten years of collaboration and friendship. In, "why aren't you here?", these two women use their history as the foundation for a long-distance choreographic collaboration. The intimacy of their relationship serves as the playing field wherein imagination freely ties the fantastic (a Rapunzel-like mane, a talking polar bear) to the procedural (accumulated choreographic structures, for example). Using movement and written correspondence to generate a new vehicle for this artistic relationship, they challenge traditional modes of making dance by working separately and coming together only a week before the performance to create the final structure. What can be communicated at great distance, and how effectively? How does a long-standing working relationship allow for both like-mindedness and difference to be expressed under these particular constraints? This is an impractical approach to a form that demands physical presence in a shared space and time. It remains to be seen whether this will yield a whole that is representative of the relationship these women share, or a work fragmented in a manner that speaks to the constraints of separation and technology.

The "F" Word

The "F" Word is a theatrical multi-media work that looks into the culture, expectations and offensive nature of feminism. What does it mean to be a feminist? A cultural feminist? Is there such a thing as the 2010s feminist? Looking at several personalities from Eve (both the 1st woman and the 1st lady of Ruff Ryders) to Pocahontas to today's latest and greatest. 


Movement with props and site-specificity are explored in the film Tangled to create both an abstract and visceral experience through film. The circular choreography develops within the restrictions of the fabric strips that connect the two movers (Daniela Antelo and Christina Maley). The performance repeats itself in different Houston sites, but naturally changes by their individual characteristics. The video is shot and edited by Brenda Cruz-Wofk, who creates a relationship between the bodies and the sites.


Sat, Aug. 27, 2016
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


The Pilot Theater
5102 Navigation Blvd
Houston, Texas 77011