c lo  u   d, 2018, Chocolate Factory Theater, Queens, NY
photographs: ©Paula Court

c lo  u   d

Meant for an intimate audience, this evening-length dance takes place in an imagined room — which is continually expanding, contracting, shifting directions, refracted within the actual room. Morphing like clouds, performers and space share a swirling energy. Sometimes the dancers mirror each other; sometimes they are “ordinary people” (under a dark cloud) whose frustration, anger, and sadness propel them toward destructive behavior. Delicate structures often slip out of sync into unruliness, reconfigured through the nudge of a current. These unseen forces extend to the viewers, guiding their physical proximity in relationship to this de-centered work as it progresses…with a heightened sense of sharing the experience.

April 2018, Chocolate Factory Theater, Queens, NY
July 8, 2018, 4pm, Summit Rock, Central Park, New York

Performers: Talya Epstein, Maggie Jones, Melinda Ring, and Rainey White

Through a collaborative process, Talya Epstein, Maggie Jones, Molly Lieber, Kayvon Pourazar and Rainey White's improvisations and impulses are woven into the structure of c lo  u   d.

Lighting design: Paul Clay
Production Management: Lillie De
Costumes: Melinda Ring
Studio Assistant: Rainey White

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Funding Credits
© Melinda Ring 2022