Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will present a preview of Detour at Dixon Place.
Detour, an evening-length dance theatre work, shifts perspective and perception. The choreography challenges the ways in which the mind acts to narrow our scope - creating unnecessary pain and false judgment. A moment on stage that looks one way will transform, thereby challenging the way we originally experienced that image or moment. By veering off course and getting out of our own way, we are able to experience the present more fully. Through physical dynamics, luscious movement, and theatrical elements, Detour will continually shift the experience of perception. The piece will subvert expectations; just as momentum builds onstage, the energy will shrink. Likewise, just as something appears small, it will grow to feel massive, vast, and timeless. Turning movement inside out, Detour will play with timing and musicality, stillness and repetition, spatial design and direction. It is in these moments of detour, when the possibilities for change reveal themselves.