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Light and Shade

Choreography: Hilary Easton
Dancers: Michael Ingle, Emily Pope-Blackman
Music: Mike Rugnetta
Lighting design: Kathy Kaufmann
Costumes: Madeleine Walach


Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, June 24, 2011.

Sorry I Missed Your Show! January 28, 2011, Gibney Studios. Moderated by Brian Rogers, Artistic Director of The Chocolate Factory.

Studio Showing: January 8, 2011, City Center Studio 5.

NYC Premiere: Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC
October 14-17, 2010

Premiere: Bard College at Simon's Rock College, Great Barrington, MA, September 10, 2010

Light and Shade is an evening-length duet for Emily Pope-Blackman and Michael Ingle investigating the nature and confines of intimacy. It unearths a world for two whose relationship develops and changes: by turns subtly or surprisingly, sometimes abruptly, as they experience connection and separation, reliance and autonomy. It creates a landscape where dancers and audience are asked to lean in towards each other: to examine closely, to navigate ways of experiencing. This is a dance of focus and hush. Light and Shade continues Ms. Easton's commitment to the open-ended dialogue that exists between performers, the work of art, and the viewer.

Light and Shade is 45 minutes long.

"Easton's choreography makes tricky, even virtuosic moves look both unusual and like heightened forms of something we understand in our own minds and bodies very well."

Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice


© Hilary Easton 2006