DiverseWorks to Present Karen Sherman's ONE WITH OTHERS, 5/2-3
DiverseWorks presents the Houston premiere of choreographer Karen Sherman's One with Others, a multi-media dance work that's part movement, part spoken word, part found-object art installation, and part construction project. One with Others will be presented at The Barn on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 pm. Each performance will be followed by a talk back with Sherman. Tickets are $15 general admission, and $10 for DiverseWorks members, students, and seniors. One with Others will be performed by Joanna Furnans, Don Mabley-Allen, and Karen Sherman.
Dance, words, and scrap wood are the raw materials for One with Others, an examination of who we become due to the choices we make - or that others make for us. Crude, handmade wooden appendages - part prop, partprosthetic, part costume -stand alongside text and choreography to form a trio of jerry-rigged tools that dismantle and cobble back together affinities, art, and what it means to be seen, handled, used, and needed.
DiverseWorks Executive Director Elizabeth Dunbar on One With Others:
"Karen's work is really appealing to us because it not only crosses the boundaries between disciplines, but also engages creative individuals from various backgrounds. Her work transcends a single definition of what dance can be, by using objects as well as movement to communicate ideas--which has been a central topic for DiverseWorks of late. Combining choreography, sculpture, and installation, her work is able to speak to multiple audiences simultaneously, from those with a deep knowledge of dance to those who come at it from a visual arts perspective."