Symptom

“A stirring piece, viscerally, and you’ll be thinking about it afterwards, as I am now.” – TC Daily Planet

Join twins, dancer Otto Ramstad and visual artist Emmett Ramstad, as they examine the human body, investigate notions of social bodies versus biological bodies, and explore the gaps between seeing, knowing and empathy. Symptom inspects the slippage between subjective and objective understandings of the human body, where a symptom acts as an indicator, trait, feature, mark or sign that is open for interpretation. Sound composed by electro-acoustic instrumentalist Andrea Parkins.

Co-created by Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad, Composer Andrea Parkins, Researcher and theorist Aren Aizura , Performed by Otto Ramstad and Emmett Ramstad

Since 1998 The BodyCartography Project’s co-directors Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad have created numerous dance, film and installation works. Their work extends from intimate solos for the street or stage, to large community dance works in train stations, dance films in national parks, to highly complex works for site or stage amidst installations, video and sound. Their work has been produced across the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Europe, Russia and South America. Recent highlights include a commission for the Lyon Opera Ballet and the premiere of their work 1/2 Life with a physicist, composer Zeena Parkins and visual artist Emmett Ramstad at Performance Space 122, NYC, the Southern Theater and Art of This Gallery in Minneapolis. They are featured artists in the first book about site dance in the USA published by University of Florida Press titled Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces and 2010 McKnight Fellows.

PRESENTED AS PART OF COIL 2011
NY PREMIERE | DANCE | DOWNSTAIRS at PS122
Fri, Jan 7 4:30PM / Sat, Jan 8 9:30PM / Sun, Jan 9 4:30PM / Mon, Jan 10 6:30PM

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