Like Water, The Film (2020)

Choreography by Lucia Gagliardone

Editing by Gregg Carville

Sound design by Lucia Gagliardone

Like Water is a full-length evening work. Due to COVID-19, we re-imagined this piece to be danced in distance as part of a film. Although this is a painful global moment of isolation, Like Water in its translation into film demonstrates the resilient power of dance and the profound connection we grew from this movement. Like Water, weaves together individual and collective explorations as we engage with the intimate experience of seeing and being seen as full, raw beings. Leaning on the imagery of water, this dance contends with the messy process of dwelling in our bodies, together and alone, and how this self-realization is translated into expressions of love and healing towards the self and each other. The process of dwelling in our own bodies through this dance, like water dwells, builds on Tim Ingold’s “Dwelling Perspective”. Ingold shows that the “building perspective”—that we must build the world before living in it—is a fallacy. In fact, we are dwelling always, we exist and construct simultaneously. This process happens in each reincarnation of Like Water. 

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