IN "OBJECT.", KAIROS DANCE THEATER OFFERS A MULTI-MEDIA TIME TRIP THROUGH DECADES OF GENDER OPPRESSION.
KAIROS’ evening-length, multi-media performance exploring the feminine experience, the spectrum of gender, and the resilience of survivors will run for one night only at Cotuit Center for the Arts.
"OBJECT." straps audiences into an emotional roller coaster -- careening them from laughter to wonder to provocation to discomfort. The show’s three acts are driven by, and in response to, decades of the objectification of women that’s been commonplace in all threads of American culture: fashions ads, movies, music, even beloved cartoons. The images and movement in "OBJECT." reflect these tropes, but also turn the tables on them. The performance is punctuated by spoken word, projections of historic imagery and video clips, and audio passages that are alternatingly empowering and disturbing. Music in "OBJECT." is by strong female artists like Ani DiFranco, Fiona Apple and Annie Lennox, as well as machismo-fueled songs by Beastie Boys, Robert Palmer and others. The choreography spans a variety of styles, blending video dance, pole dance and contemporary dance, and is inspired by iconic Hollywood and fashion imagery; feminist poetry; and personal stories from female-identifying community members.
"OBJECT." includes a pre-show performance featuring competitive level pole dancers beginning at 6:45 PM. Arrive early and enjoy the pre-show!
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Approximate run time: OBJECT. plays in 70 minutes with one ten-minute intermission. Pre-show starts 45 minutes before each show.
"ONE OF THE TOP 15 PERFORMANCES TO WATCH THIS FALL"
"They appeared with surgical masks strapped to their heads, with painted smiley mouths in red lipstick. They contorted their happy faces as they grabbed their breasts and sank to the floor in anguish. The action was repeated over and over again — and it was startling."
Directed, Conceived & Choreographed by DeAnna Pellecchia
Created & Performed by Robin Amylon, Olivia Blaisdell, IJ Chan, DeAnna Pellecchia, Kristin Wagner, & Yaqi Wu
Pole Dance Performances by Lainee Love & MaryCatherine Armstrong
Film by Lindsay Caddle LaPointe
Set Design by Corinne Chase
Fashion Design by Carlos Villamil
Lighting Design by Lynda Rieman
Photos by Golden Lion Photography
Saturday, February 22 at 7:30PM
(pre-show begins at 6:45PM)
Tickets: $30, $25 for balcony seats
$5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors/veterans