photo by Brian Rogers (2013)
The Planet-Eaters presents a reconfiguration of Balkan folklore refracted through an American choreographer’s eye. As Rawls and Kuklis channel folkloric rhythms into various actions, they sculpt a ritualized yet fluid sense of place and time, mapping the shifting territory that binds self to other and tradition to the present. What starts as a game of counting finishes with an encounter of themselves as neither here nor there, both singular and plural, both ancient and new.
concept & performance by Will Rawls
music & performance by Chris Kuklis
costumes by SADAK / Saša Kovacevic
lights by Madeline Best
originally commissioned by Brian Rogers for The Chocolate Factory Theater