Body Venture is a response to the way our community must interact amidst the reality of COVID-19.
Dancers reconstructed work previously set on the company from digital footage. This archived footage was, at times, old and blurry, having been converted from low quality VHS’s to a digital platform. “During this process, dancers did not interact with the original choreographers and some of the subtle details of the original work was lost. This is an important concept for when humans are separated: the details of their relationships are so easily lost. Interaction, intimacy, and even inspiration are drastically changed, creating caverns and hollows that are frequently difficult to even identify”
Body Venture showcases the adapted works of incredibly strong choreographers. Materials come from a 2001 residency with BR Native CoCo Loupe, OMC’s 2015 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by former Tulane professor John Allen, a solo by former company member and current NOLA resident Gretchen Erickson, and perhaps most poetically, the 2018 group work “Can’t Hurry Love“ choreographed by Courtney Landry. Like love, this pandemic can’t be hurried either. Instead Of Moving Colors Productions uses this current climate as an opportunity to reflect and respond as they walk through it with devotion, patience, and grace.