extreme lyric I
Sappho's poetry exists mainly in evocative fragments that still speak to us some 2,000 years after she wrote them on the island of Lesbos. Choreographer Hope Mohr, who brings a cerebral slant to dance's visceral vocabulary, is interweaving Sappho's words into "extreme lyric I," an intimate dance performed in the round at ODC Theater. At the heart of the work is a conversation between contemporary gender identities and an ancient approach to ecstasy. Featuring projection design by Ian Winters, sound design by Theodore Hulsker and lighting and set design by Tony Shayne. Original performance text in collaboration with Maxe Crandall.