Commissioned and premiered by Mocean Dance
Choreography: Lesandra Dodson
You Tackle a Staircase Face On is based on and inspired by the Spanish writer Julio Cortazar, whose The Instruction Manual is an absurd assortment of tasks and items dissected in an instruction manual format. This text presents common objects from strange perspectives and has been paired with movement vignettes that play with the obvious in a subtle and abstract way. The piece follows three characters that exist within an environment where climbing, singing, listening, waiting and following directions are integral to the often wry and absurd exploration of worst-case scenarios and instruction manuals.
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