April 27th, 8pm & April 28th, 5pm
Ma is a performance where dancers inhabit a world between presence & absence, practice & performance, certainty & the unknown.
This project originates in a choreographic questioning of our compulsion to make dances (art) even with the inevitable impermanence of the work and our selves. Can this dance celebrate ephemerality? Can we embody the bittersweetness that is part and parcel of making dances and living life? The title: Ma refers to a religious-aesthetic paradigm in Japanese culture that illuminates meaningful intervals and gaps of time and space. A revealed world “emptied and filled anew in each moment, nothing abides.”