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JIMMY GONZALEZ + ERIN HILL

JIMMY GONZALEZ + ERIN HILL

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March 12, 2022 to March 15, 2022

As part of Tangente

Édifice Wilder Espace Danse Book

JIMMY GONZALEZ | Athlétisme affectif
What happens when a juggler goes on autopilot and stops paying attention to his balls? Inspired by the ritual of the warm-up, Jimmy takes us into a trance with him and lets his movements flow unconsciously, focusing instead on his physical sensations, his breathing. Circus becomes a somatic practice. Jimmy juggles an ever-expanding number of tasks. The action escalates, verging closer and closer to chaos. He challenges himself with this act that is five times longer than a classic juggling solo, finding pleasure in endurance.

ERIN HILL | Smoke and Mirrors
To see it, you must believe it. Two dancers work with magic to explore the gap between what is noticed and what is taken for granted, what is felt and what is known. Through the invocation of the suspension of disbelief*, this work deconstructs Western theatrical traditions as an invitation to peer into the cracks between suspension of disbelief and belief itself. Not quite the masterful magician and her assistant, the artists must compensate in other ways. What makes the magic of illusion work? Is it a matter of distraction, of technique, or the mere conviction that it’s working? This performance is like seeing what’s offstage and onstage at the same time, like knowing then forgetting what the trick hinges on. Like real life magic.

*The intentional avoidance of critical thinking or logic in examining something unreal or impossible to believe it for the sake of enjoyment.