Photographs: Together (2019) by Maria Hassabi. Photo 1: Presentation at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, April 4, 2019. Photo by Virginia Harold. / Photo 2: Presentation at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, April 5, 2019. Photo by Thomas Poravas.
TOGETHER is a duet between dancer Oisín Monaghan and Maria Hassabi that takes place on a small white plinth. The work proposes a forceful choreographic meditation on methods of affecting and being affected by each other; on how to live with and next to one another as two bodies embrace and disentangle, pushing the limits of perception and always folding the surrounding space into the body's contours.
Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis
“Extended Life,” a program of the Lower Manhattan Council of the Arts.
TOGETHER was developed through a residency at FLOOR, NYC.
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In "TOGETHER," there is a straightforward title for a complicated question: how can we be together? We will additionally ponder: how are we able to be together when everything is falling apart? "The connection between the two individuals is like a spark: cheek to cheek, head to head, forehead to forehead, then nose to nose and almost mouth to mouth. The combined gentleness of this desert couple endeavors to assuage the pre-apocalyptic anxiety."
Léa Poiré for MOUVEMENT magazine culturel indisciplinaire, May 17, 2019