Saturday, July 26, 2008
The state of patriotism
One of the highlights of vacation was a performance of US by Alexandra Beller, the gorgeous woman above. She performed for the Berkshire Fringe Festival, who described the show as "a provocative and politically charged performance marrying text, song and virtuosic dance. Using rich theatricality and vigorous physicality, award-winning creator/performer Alexandra Beller (former member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company) explores the relationship between a country and its citizens. The performance questions issues of morality, humanity, dissent and forgiveness."
The show was set up in the round, with the audience surrounding the performer on stage, and she brought us into the performance in a way that made us consider our own relationship to our country and our fellow citizens.
Here's an excerpt: