ISABELLA 545 (work-in-progress) is the second collaboration between choreographers, Hilary Brown and Magda Kaczmarska. Featuring a live original score by composers, Lamy Istrefi Jr. (drums + percussion) and Judi Silvano (vocals), this movement-based duo blurs the lines between time, place and form, to tell a fragmented tale of female identity and intimacy. Combining Brown and Kaczmarska's personal and varied experiences as women/friends/dancers/artistic collaborators with borrowed narrative elements from Jean Genet’s THE MAIDS (1947) and Shirley Jackson’s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE (1959), the evening-length piece manipulates the narrow gaze on female affection as something much more complex and endearing than only fetish or rivalry.
Choreography by: Hilary Brown | HB² PROJECTS in collaboration with Magda Kaczmarska
Music composed by: Lamy Istrefi Jr. and Judi Silvano
Performance by: Hilary Brown, Magda Kaczmarska, Lamy Istrefi Jr. (drums + percussion) and Judi Silvano (vocals)
Still: © Christopher Miles’ THE MAIDS (1975)
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