ENGLISH COUNTRY BALLZ (SADIE HAWKINS REMIX), 2015
Work Up 1.3 at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, New York, NY
April 23–25, 2015
in a shared evening with Ni'Ja Whitson Adebanjo/The NWA Project & Alyssa Gersony
The waltz, Western civilization’s dance of love. It is a step that connotes grace, decorum, and gentility in an implied past of chastely-placed hands and well-appointed petticoats. English Country Ballz (Sadie Hawkins Remix) embraces this bygone era and turns it on its head, slowly moving the waltz into a world of aggressive female sexuality as embodied by performers Elena Light and Margaret Tudor.