EDAM’s Fall Choreographic Series features dance works created by Artistic Director Peter Bingham and invited Guest Choreographers Nayana Fielkov and Lisa Mariko Gelley.
By Nayana Fielkov | Performers Nayana F. and Jessica Dawn Keeling
A contemplation on instinct and intuition in the modern landscape. How do we access our innate knowing and traverse the interruptions that arise? From Worms and other invertebrates to fine dining and formalities. “We do nothing, and nothing is left undone.” -Ram Dass
Created by Lisa Mariko Gelley in collaboration with Sophia Mai Wolfe and Shana Ai Wolfe.
Midori is new research about the ways in which we meet, connect, and love, from distant places. Midori is a relative of Furusato, a duet between Lisa and her grandmother, Lily Tamoto. This collection of research is rooted in a practice of instinct, how our bodies are exquisite containers of knowledge, and what might not be fully understood, can still be accessed and embodied. Midori creates a space for the complexities and depth of familial and sibling love, sweet memories, and impossible distances. In this place, we offer, we connect, we receive, we play, and are held, in rhythmic ritual.
EDAM’s Artistic Director Peter Bingham brings to the stage a directed dance improvisation, which gives space for the strange, peripheral, vulnerable, and playful to unfold. Building on the ensemble’s research into associative vocal interjections and supported by EDAM’s creative grounds in Contact Improvisation, seven dancers navigate spatial and sensorial parameters. Above all, the work underscores the intrinsic care, trust, and commitment between the eight adept performers: Anne Cooper, Francesca Frewer, Hayley Gawthrop, Arash Khakpour, Alex Mah, Diego Romero, Olivia Shaffer, and Antonio Somera Jr.