Double Exposure offers a snapshot of the current American contemporary dance landscape in a single evening-length work. This project breaks the rules of traditional creative roles, with 16 choreographers and two dancers. Performed in its entirety by RAWdance’s Smith and Rein, it is comprised of 13 duets created by some of today’s most intriguing dance artists making work along the West Coast.
Choreographers include Joe Goode (SF), Ann Carlson (LA), Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga (Oakland), KT Nelson (SF), David Roussève (LA), Kate Wallich (Seattle), casebolt and smith (LA), Amy Seiwert (SF), Amy O’Neal (LA), Tahni Holt (Portland), Holly Johnston (Long Beach), and Monique Jenkinson/Fauxnique (SF), as well as RAWdance’s Rein and Smith.
Artists were chosen to honor the widely diverse backgrounds, cultures, points of view, and styles of moving that make up the field. Drawing on their nearly two-decade long history as dance partners, Rein and Smith themselves act as a through-line for the performance, redefining their roles every few minutes.
Nominated for an Izzie Award for Ensemble Performance, the 70-minute piece premiered at ODC Theater in 2016. ODC presented a reprised version in 2017. Excerpts have been performed at Jacobs’ Pillow (2016) and the Joyce Theater’s American Dance Platform (2017).
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Press & Accolades
“an epic production that is greater than the sum of its parts”Claudia Bauer, Dance Tabs
“Phenomenal dancers; gifted communicators; accomplished artists. Double Exposure is a definitive tour de force.”Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance
“RAWdance’s stunning dances are like drifting through a waking dream — everything is clear but maddeningly elusive.”John Wilkins, KQED Arts
“Morphing from one duet to the next with feline versatility, they create an intricate moving installation that displays the breadth of styles and genres that can be found on the West Coast dance map.”Marie Tollon, ODC.dance.stories
Select Previous Performances
Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out (Becket, MA) 2016
The Joyce Theater (New York, NY) 2017
ODC Theatre (San Francisco, CA) 2017
Margo Moritz and Andrew Weeks