Things That Need To Be Done
Choreographer Lynn Tofil presents Things That Need To Be Done, a durational dance that explores the subject of high functioning mental illness, and the ways it forces an individual to operate. Over the span of 6 hours, one dancer navigates non-emotional studies of effort through poignant and fine tuned movement, manipulation of physical materials, and a jam session to a 60’s playlist. Through the build and breakdown of many patterns, this work bears the question, “how much of my illness is my identity?”
A Base Independent Production
Base: Experimental & Arts Space
June 8th, 2019
Debrief session with artists 6:30-7pm
Tickets: $10 Artist Rate, $15 General, $20 At Door
*A come-and-go event. One ticket reserves entry and re-entry.
Photos and Video Footage: inEmerald Photography
Dancer: Alexandra Beatty Spencer
Sound Score: Rew Winter
Alexandra Beatty Spencer (dancer) is an artist invested in the revelatory practice of creation. She weaves a performative home in the articulation between movement and language. Since moving to Seattle, she has pursued movement practice with intent to establish dialogues between body, mind, and spirit. She shares these integrations as creator and performer, and believes in them as personal and pleasurable labor. She has performed locally in work by Kaitlin McCarthy, Britt Karhoff, Maya Soto, and Karin Stevens, among others; and presented her work No Lack through Ktisk Contemporary Dance in 2017.
This work was partially funded by Artist Trust, and generous Kickstarter donors including:
Case van Rij
and Anonymous Donors