The work, the ghost of my legs, was originally created as a movement installation while in residence at Public Space One in Iowa City, IA. By funding this project, you are supporting the reconstruction of ghost for an evening length concert presented as part of FLICfest in Brooklyn, NY (January 2013). The work focuses on an examination of remnant energies left from relationships past, the baggage we carry, the expectations we hold, and the principles that govern our decisions.
Originally, created as an installation that ran from two to eight hours at a time, this quartet works with looping and reframing materials, and the construction of the duet for deconstruction and reexamination. Making something great, and taking it away, is at the foundation of the dance.
People come and go, and we are investigating how these relationships whether familial or intimate or professional, leave a lasting impression on the historical body. The phenomenology of phantom limb syndrome, experienced in amputees, is used metaphorically here connecting the loss of those important and the phenomenology of war, both public and private.
These battles shape our lives.
This project is directed by Chris Masters, and is danced by and choreographed in collaboration with Shaina Branfman (The Foreigner's Collective), Jordan Holland (Biba Bell), Steven Trumon Gray (Company XIV), and Kate Vincek (John J Zullo Dance/RawMovement).
Risks and challenges
Creatively, this project is a huge undertaking. The conversion from a non-narrative installation to an evening length dance theatre work requires a reconstruction on multiple levels, and is an excellent challenge for all of the artists involved.
In this economic climate, funding for independent artists is very limited. Without the support of our generous donors, this project will not be able to come to fruition. From rehearsal space, to performance fees, to costume construction, to digital archival, every single aspect of this project is reliant on the sponsorship of the friends of chrismastersdance.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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