Duet Love

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Duet Love performs love, lust and charged energy. Portland choreographer Tahni Holt returns to the TBA Festival with her latest work that presents coupled bodies performing gendered states around the romantic premise of the “duet.” Holt and a stellar Pacific Northwest artistic team from draw from iconic photographs of couples to drive this inquiry into how bodies perform gender. If masculine and feminine are forces and factors, how do markers of gender and race inflect the movement, emotion and decisions of dancing bodies? Performed by Ezra Dickinson, keyon gaskin, Allie Hankins and Lucy Yim. Music composed by Luke Wyland with special guest Corrina Repp. Dramaturgy by Robert Tyree. Lighting design by Jeff Forbes. Costume design by Jayme Hansen and Kate Fenker. Artistic advice by Chris Larson.

Note from Tahni: I use two radically different modes of working in Duet Love. There are the image bound material sourced from and inspired by the photographs from iconic hetero couples I choose (Jackie + JFK, Yoko + John, Courtney + Kurt, Beyoncé + Jay-Z) and there is material sourced from our somatic, sensorial practice of feeling good and playing with masculine and feminine energies-which implicates itself into larger conversations of gender as I do not believe gender to be a binary system.

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