Put oil and water together and they separate out into layers, held together by surface tension but kept apart by their own differences of density and viscosity.
This hour-long work is built on that image of layers that mix but do not merge. The dancers mark out the extent of their own bodies, pushing against the resisting floor, and moving as if sheathed in space. In duets the connections between them are lagged and dissonant, skin deflecting as much as providing the contact between them. And in groups they draw together like currents of movement that never blend into a single flow.
built on that image of layers that mix but do not merge
With the music and design adding their own dragging counterpull to the movement, the slippage and friction between these contrasting planes of action produces a tense, restless and driven image of human interaction, the dancers separated by the very surfaces that connect them.