Directed by Leslie Seiters, more UNICORN continues the work of UNICORN.
more UNICORN is a dance assembled from a suspicion that we can’t make magic happen AND a belief that magic is inevitable every time. We practice and exploit contradictions with our bodies, each other, the choreographic process, and our relationship to the audience. Created from durational research attempting to undefine, be something wild, and make something accidentally, this new work is a collection of structures and super-set duets that are used to practice real simultaneity, clarity&blurriness, solidarity&divergence, personal & not personal, vigilance&carelessness, so-much-more& nothing-more.
We move in pairings of persons, actions, and purposes. We attempt simple propositions that reveal complexity. We participate fully in order to get out of the way of what we are making. We play in thresholds of predictability, duration, togetherness, control, repetition, and change.
Continuing to be guided by seemingly incongruous pairs prompts me/us/the work to be wider, multidimensional, and not limited by one track, one direction, or one answer. These contradictions are sometimes recognized in retrospect, and are sometimes targeted in our rehearsals:
Rebellious and Responsible
Accessible and Demanding
Pre-made and Being made
Highly Designed and Directed with a Light Touch
Unformed and Directed with a Light Touch
Amateur and Seasoned
Unpredictable and Classical
Elegant and Unsophisticated
Ending Before Finishing and Lingering Too Long
Unintelligible and Logical
Feigned and In Earnest
Last Time and Forever