The Planet-Eaters

 

Will Rawls The Planet-Eaters photo by Brian Rogers 2

photo by Brian Rogers (2013)

 

The Planet-Eaters

(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

duration: 70mins