6 hours ago
: reggie wilson/fist & heel performance group “...they stood shaking while others began to shout” premieres tomorrow! tix are sold out. wait list begins at the door at 7:15pm! ・・・
| “by the time it finishes, you’re like, why is this ending?” said paul hamilton, or @bighamiltoe, of this moment in reggie wilson’s latest dance for @fistandheel.
“it’s this pulse that keeps on going — it’s something like life.” in “…they stood shaking while others began to shout,” reggie was inspired by black shakers — specifically, the religious activist mother rebecca cox jackson. “this section is really me obsessing on what her worship style could have looked like,” reggie said. at @danspaceproject
march tomorrow through friday, the work wraps up reggie’s series, “dancing platform praying grounds: blackness, churches and downtown dance,” which looks at intersections of dance, race and religion. here, the music is "jesus lover of my soul," from a 1939 trinidad field recording by the anthropologists melville and frances herskovits. “this particular thing is like a revelation,” he said of the trancelike state they reach in performing the repetitive movement. “their faces are changing.” for michelle yard, there’s a telling part; it happens when she and the other dancers look up. “i’m seeing the space,” she told the @nytimes
“those beautiful windows and the balcony — it’s when i realize, oh right: i’m doing this dance, it has a spiritual nature and we’re in a church.” @vickydu_
took this #video
for #speakingindance, our weekly exploration of #dance.