Choreographer Heather Kravas returns to the downstairs space at Performance Space 122 with The Green Surround, a work that upends the effortful physicality of nine women and the practice of perfection. Kravas utilizes repetition and combines the endless rhythmic possibilities of classical and anti-classical movement, text, and atmospheric sound to distort ideas of beauty. In attempting perfection, individuality begins to seep through the cracks as a community forms around the performers' shared effort. The Green Surround recognizes the beauty of a body forced and forcing itself into an ideal, while considering the possibility that some necessary vitality exists in the pathetic failings to these standards. Insisting strength, while insinuating violence, it aims to be perfect, while hoping to undermine perfectionism.
The Green Surround performs as part of the COIL 2012 Festival.