Exit Skeleton

Choreography: Gerald Casel
Music: Jeff Hanson

Duration: 10 minutes
Premiere: @La MaMa (La MaMa Moves Festival), New York, NY on May 24, 2008

The piece is an exploration of two people struggling to find their identity within the parameters of their relationship. It is heartfelt and sad; the movements reveal a relationship and the layers that are felt but cannot be expressed in words. There is a lone chair upstage that never gets used but reminds us that someone is watching over our actions. The work was made possible, in part, with funding from FONCA (National Foundation of Culture and Arts, Mexico).

“…taut and compelling”
Jack Anderson, New York Theatre Wire

“… danced with passion…invisibly connected as they double their movements in separate space, then dynamically linked as they come together”
Tom Phillips, danceviewtimes

“is a sweet duet of smooth landings and fluid mirrored torso movements, intimate and friendly.
Quinn Batson

“such fine awareness of each other, the space, and focus that one would almost think they were 2 in the same.”
“Moving togheter and apart the duet generates an even keeled flow of movement and gestures than propel one into an intrinsic melody that doesn’t come from the music.”
Brian H Buck, www.bhbuck2.org

Performance History
La MaMa Moves Festival, New York, NY (May 24-25, 2008)
Variations in a Foreign Land IX: Akin. Amin. Atin @ Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, New York (Sept. 26-27, 2008)
5 Encuentro Internacional Nuevos Creadores a Escena @ Teatro Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico (Oct. 22, 2008)
dancenOw Festival @DTW, New York, NY (Oct. 30, 2008)
Gerald Casel Dance @ Kumber Theater, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY (Feb. 18, 2009)
Casa de las Bombas, Iztapalapa, Mexico (Feb. 28, 2009)
@ Auditorio Universitario de la Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico (Mar. 2, 2009)
XI Muestra Internacional de Danza Contemporanea, @ Teatro Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico (Mar. 4 , 2009)
Festival Internacional Danza Avant Garde @ Teatro Mérida, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico (May 1-2, 2009)

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