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In today's Fortnight podcast, collaborators Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell discuss the intriguing problems of creating new dance. Fortnight captured the two chatting face to face in the sun-drenched Merce Cunningham company studio.
Rashaun describes harnessing the power of the visceral to create a totally new dance. His choreography Interface—see our exclusive rehearsal video here—manipulates the power of affect. This is how Rashaun reconciles his craving for complexity without alienating an audience.
Silas, in contrast, talks about adapting a dance, which he likens to "having to finish someone's novel after they've died." But he describes finding liberation in editorial constraint. Silas will extract movement from a rehearsal video to create an adaptation of Pharmacophore for a new group of performers. Watch Fortnight in February for an exclusive video of his translation.