Moving with otherworldly intensity through a collision of gritty physicality and metaphysical possibility, two dancers find new ways to examine and detach their bodies from the ways they are perceived and the daily realities in which they move. They peel back layers of socially imposed meaning, entering a complex conversation of attraction and repulsion. Dark matter and black holes meet and collide to give birth to an (afro)futuristic and enigmatic body.
Incorporating tempo remixing techniques from hip-hop music and accompanied by fragments of community-generated rap anthems, Cherish Menzo invents a movement language that reimagines the biased way we look at our own, and other’s, bodies and the stories we attribute to them.
DARKMATTER transcends dimension and form to expand our vision of the possible.
The digital on-demand performance is available to watch from January 29 at 7:30pm until February 4 at 11:59pm
Presented by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and SFU Woodwards.