Water Will (in Melody) / Preview
Water Will (in Melody) is a choreographic work devised for four performers that traces its origins in melodrama. Wrestling with language and notions of “the will,” this dystopic fantasy becomes a space for negotiating desire, imagination, and feelings of an encroaching end. Unfolding with playful inventiveness, a wet and porous landscape becomes host to a fiction that invites instability, recreation, and catastrophe. This new choreography—co-produced for the BIM by the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève and the HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, along with other partners—is the epilogue of Lewis’ triptych, which also includes Sorrow Swag and minor matter.
Ligia Lewis is a choreographer and dancer. She creates affective choreographies while interrogating metaphors and social inscriptions of the body. Her work is deeply personal and can be described as experientially rich and complex. Within her practice, Lewis continues to provoke the nuances of embodiment.
b. 1983, Santo Domingo, DO
Lives/works in Berlin, DE
Thursday, November 8, 7.30pm
Friday, November 9, 9pm