Pilot Dance Project presents Mettle/Tether
Adam Castañeda’s Mettle includes three vignettes: “Mettle,” “Weaving,” and “When He’s Gone.” The first is a duet between two male bodies that explores the tension and softness between men in various socially defined dynamics: father and son, best friends, lovers, brothers, and rivals. “Weaving” is a trio for three women that is constructed from variations of a single movement phrase in an attempt to generate a feeling of connection in a sterile and isolated environment. “When He’s Gone,” a duet for two women, explores themes of love, loss, and regret set to the live accompaniment of Ray Lamontagne’s “Truly Madly Deeply” and Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You.”
Ashley Horn’s Tether is an attempt to find a sense of mooring in a turbulent time and place. Her cast represent the interconnectedness of the human experience, the tenuous ties that create the world’s ecosystems and the people that inhabit them. In a world suffering from mass isolation, Tether attempts to offer an alternative perspective in which these ties can be healed, reaffirmed, and strengthened. The audience will leave with mental and physical reminders that no one is truly alone. Horn’s new work features text by Neil Ellis Orts.
The production will be available to stream at any time between December 20 and 30.