A moody and mesmerizing trio, Burn In offers a study in contrasts, both visual and emotional. A minimalist ring of lights accents the work’s rich play in atmosphere, texture, and tempo. Drawing imagery from Rorschach ink blots and the stark, half-lit world of film noir, this 20-minute work features an original, contemporary score by SF-based composer Joel St. Julien that sets the dance squarely in the present.
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Press & Accolades
“A leap-frogging line of undulating arms and splayed legs evoked the shifting splatters of Rorschach inkblots, reprised with mounting intensity as Rein popped, supine, from the floor, and then from Smith’s arms….There’s enough fire and algebra in ‘Burn In’ to warrant many viewings.”Rachel Howard, San Francisco Chronicle
“The premiere of… Burn In captured the couple at their best in a low-down exchange in which every shift of weight, every daring lift, every displaced limb seemed both carefully wrought and another chapter in an ongoing relationship. The pair suggests a narrative every time they move together, and the last section, focusing on Rein’s eloquent back, is a theatrical stunner.”Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle
Select Previous Performances
Z Space (San Francisco, CA) 2014
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum for YBCA’s Bay Area Now (San Francisco, CA) 2014