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ODC Theater: ChrisMastersDance: Mausoleum
June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In this new evening-length work, which is site-adaptive for being performed in the round and in the proscenium, dancers become videographers, redirecting the audience’s gaze through live simulcast projections. Overstimulating and nonstop, the work interrogates our overconsumption of media, addiction to drama, inertia that concretizes unsustainable forms of life and work, and the inextricable link between love and loss—death only matters if care is established.
ChrisMastersDance is a Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company built by a team of interdisciplinary collaborators and directed by Chris Masters. Founded in 2012, the organization’s philosophy in dance-making is that the work should function as a container, seamlessly blending movement invention, theoretical investigation, and character-driven theatricality. Like a container, the work can be unpacked in myriad ways, allowing for greater accessibility and connectivity to diverse audiences. The New York Times notes the work is “psychologically driven… you might want to be in a mindful state.” The primary objective is to create an empathetic avenue for dialogue between performer, witness, and community. The organization’s body of work includes over 20 dance works, ranging from solos to ensembles, from shorter, site-adaptive projects to evening-length site-specific performances.