Crossing the seas from Firenze, Italy, her current place of residence, Sharon Estacio will premiere bowl to the cat to the fairytale (The Avoidance Dance) in her hometown New York City, on Wednesday, January 4th at 7pm in Theaterlab's Studio A, an intimate white box space where her co- conspirators will include Paris-based theater artist Leila Gaudin and NY-based video artist So Young Yang. This is a dance piece built using the procrastination technique.
In her natural passive-aggressive state, Estacio shows her brilliance in avoidance as Gaudin and Yang bring to light extensions of her mind. They appear as other elements of Estacio's solitude - by turns helpful or not. In an attempt to dispose of a moving box which curiously obstructs the space, Gaudin joins Estacio in extensive warm up phrases, playing dual roles as both witness and shadow. Yang, via video projection, magnifies Estacio's ideas of self-image and her various actions and emotions arising as result of a self-imposed confrontation. Can Estacio unpack a box? What does it take? This is ultimately a commitment to purging, on the local train, slow and sweet.
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