Chimera explores the many identities of one body - how they emerge through physicalized experience, mental and emotional behavior, and embodiment and relationship. This dance work employs a rigorous physical language that combines specificity, wildness, intimacy, and exertion and centers on a duet between two men. Video design describes and illuminates the often unseen implications of how relationships reveal hidden aspects of one’s own identity. Chimera proposes that the outlines and boundaries of the self are mutable, permeable, and overlapped within the infinite undulating of context, environment, and relationship.
About the Artist
Dance artists David Harvey and Babatunji are long time friends and collaborators. They began working together while dancing for Alonzo King Lines Ballet and have cultivated a meaningful relationship based on playfulness, honesty, commitment, risk-taking, vulnerability, and process. Tending to this companionship is their primary creative goal together. This way of working leads to insightful and frank examinations of each other, of self, and of the worlds they belong to.
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