Fall Choreographic Series

Nov 7, 9, 10, 14, 16 + 17, 2018
8pm @ EDAM

Featuring new work by guest artists Arash Khakpour and Leslie Telford, and a directed improvisation by the EDAM Company.


Lesley Telford has worked with collaborators Heather Myers and Barbara Adler to create Anecdote / Bad Day at Mt. Vesuvius. All three artists will perform the work exploring selective memory, eruptions and how we sort through the debris.

Arash Khakpour has created Skinning and Unskinning: Please retain this for future reference, in collaboration with performers, Marisa Gold, Billy Marchenski and Mitcholos Touchie:

"Inside and outside the room.
Vaguely specific and specifically vague.
There’s nothing personal. 
It’s only happening in front of you.
Doing and undoing at the same time. It’s for you to decide. Every decision caries violence, even if it’s gentle. Splitting, stopping something from happening. A grand or small gesture, texture. Values are irrelevant. Skinning and unskinning. When my pain is your pleasure and my pleasure is your pain. 
When we start to wonder if we like each other…at all. 
Anger is part of it all even if we don’t like it. 
Maybe it’s not about liking. 
It’s about enjoying. 
Enjoy the show."

EDAM’s Artistic Director, Peter Bingham, has developed Snail Tornado, a directed improvisation. This new score continues Peter’s exploration of how structure determines relationships, how freedom finds expression within restrictions. The dancers meet according to pre-set direction, but within this framework they are free to improvise as an ensemble. Between the performers, the sensuality in the details is a skill that allows the bigger dancing to unfold. Performed by Anne Cooper, Elissa Hanson, Arash Khakpour, Walter Kubanek, Diego Romero and Olivia Shaffer.


above: Walter Kubanek, Olivia Shaffer
photo: Chris Randle