Kinzel and Shick: Standing in a Doorway and Calling It a Dance
Standing in the Doorway and Calling It a Dance is choreographers Jon Kinzel and Vicky Shick’s joint effort to grapple with where we are right now amidst the lack of impartiality and baffling uncertainties of these hundreds of days.
Kinzel’s experience of constructing installation-like environments situate audiences within a mutable social space. His drawing practice is at times a choreographic tool as well as an end-in-itself, and it influences the creation of set and improvised movement. Considerations for intuitiveness, restlessness, certainty, tentativeness, music, theater, awe, and urban life give shape to this new work created for Roulette. Currently, the performers include Emily Climer and Kinzel, with other cast members to be determined.
Shick presents a collection of disparate scraps, some subconscious residues. Where’s the hall closet, the arm chair, the kitchen faucet? Can these spots be replaced, reconfigured? This new abstract gathering with Jennifer Lafferty, Athena Malloy, Marilyn Maywald Yahel, and Shick tries to reimagine some of these distinct spots, animating them and unraveling a bit of chaos too.