2016 | Play, thing | Performer & Choreographer Assistant

by Heather Kravas 


8pm April 27-30
Chocolate Factory (5-49 49th Ave, LIC)

Review by New York Times
Review by Dance View Times

Link to video of the full performance

In the making of this piece Tuva was working along side Heather Kravas, assisting her choreographically, as well as sort of acting as an understudy to all the parts in the choreohgraphy; taking the place of Heather herself and many of the other dancers, when they were absent, in rehearsal. Tuva is super thankful to have had this rewarding experience!

With play, thing choreographer Heather Kravas creates three converging duets for six women, conjuring an architecture of desire. Referencing the labors and structures of the domestic sphere, the work uses simple words and precise movements to orient the performers within confined locations. Symmetrical floor patterns, slow collapses and rhythmic shifts become the map of an interior space. With repetition and deviation the dance passes through states of anxiety, erotics, play, power and fear.

play, thing features performers Anna Azrieli, Rebecca Brooks, Natalie Green, Heather Kravas, Heather Olson and Omagbitse Omagbemi with assistants Tuva Hildebrand and Maya Turner. Lighting design by Madeline Best.

Additional commissioning support for play, thing has been provided by the Jerome Foundation. Residency support provided by Collective Address