Eight dancers perform on a bare stage at Know Theatre, backed by a large white projection screen on which simple animation (by Mam-Luft) plays out — cartoonish images of clouds, mountains with a stick-figure climber, water with a tiny boat and a dolphin, and an airplane or two tracking along a circuitous, maybe even aimless, dotted line. Recorded music, New Agey and rhythmic, by the likes of Philip Glass, Polmo Polpo and Gil Scott-Heron, provides the sound track.
Assistant choreographer Honer is a kind of central character, a wanderer who seems to be seeking her way
The movement meshes with and reacts to the animation. At one point, the screen becomes a view of outer space, spinning along to earth, focusing down to North America, and landing on Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine — with a red circle announcing “You Are Here.” Of course, here is wherever you are, and that’s what the traveler learns as she explores her inner and outer selves. I suggest that you should find yourself there sometime during the 2013 Fringe: It’s a piece that will both impress you with technique and provoke you with thoughtful choreography.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: 9:30 p.m. May 31, 7 p.m. June 3, 9:15 p.m. June 6 and 2:30 p.m. June 8 at Know Theatre. Find more of CityBeat's ongoing 2013 Cincy Fringe Festival coverage, including performance reviews, commentary and venue details here.