This Friday and Saturday, EMPAC is presenting “A Light Conversation,” a dance performance featuring Brooklyn choreographer Wally Cardona and Swiss-born, London-based Rahel Vonmoos.
Light Conversation reflects on life being lived: choice, commitment, pleasure, sacrifice, boredom, aesthetics vs. ethics, the uncertainty of the future, and last but not least, love – first love, erotic love, marital love, mature love, and friendship.
The dancers inhabit a shifting environment of darkness and light, making sense of the ongoing change that is life. The audience, seated on three sides of the stage, often within only a few feet of the performers, shares the same intimate space.
It’s EMPAC, so you know it will be interesting, cutting-edge, and also fairly indescribable. Here’s Deborah Jowitt’s Village Voice review of a 2008 performance.
And here’s a clip:
Wally Cardona & Rahel Vonmoos: A Light Conversation
Friday + Saturday, September 17 + 18, 8 PM
EMPAC, Studio 2
We have a pair of tickets for this show (Friday or Saturday, your choice) to give away to a lucky Nippertown reader. To enter, leave a comment below telling us the most memorable dance performance you’ve ever seen (or wish you had seen.) Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday morning. Good luck! Congratulations, Linda!