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(1)Occasion, occasion, occasion
Performa Biennial, New York, NY
November 3 & 5, 2023

Featuring five dancers responding to the space of the table — above, below, upon — Alexa West’s Occasion, occasion, occasion considers the social architecture of gathering. West’s placement of multiple tables provides both stage and platform, a space for presentation and for performance. The dancers embody different “character-ways,” — among them the go-go and ballet dancer, and the server, individuals whose actions occasionally coalesce to suggest a broader narrative.

Performed by Justin Faircloth, Amelia Heintzelman, Jade Manns, Michael Miles, and Sophia Parker
Photos by: Maria Baranova, Carolyne Loree Teston, Video by Kayhl Cooper

Sound and music by Lucy Lie