The primary tension in Giselle is the question of acceptance: will Albrecht accept Giselle? will she accept him?
Come see the world premieres of Swans and Coppelia, our revised versions of the classical ballets Swan Lake and Coppelia. Both dances raise issues of gender and identity by confronting conventional assumptions about mistaken identities and the association of women with robots and animals. Human Landscape Dance has unpacked layers hidden in the subtext of these stories, and brought them forward; simultaneously exposing affection and intimacy, humanity, among larger-than-life figures.
On Sunday July 12, 2015 from 5-6pm, we will present a Microformance at the St Monica/St James Episcopal Church, 222 8th St NE in Washington DC, immediately following the contact improvisation jam from 2-5pm. Our latest program of alternative performance experiences will be for a small audience only, with seating on the floor. Space is extremely limited, so contact Artistic Director Malcolm Shute if you wish to attend, inquiries at hldance.org.
Following the Microformance, in late July, Human Landscape Dance will record dance video footage of Swans and Coppelia at Le Abbaye Royale du Moncel, near Paris France. The troupe will collaborate again with our favorite videographer: Denaise Seals.