[DANCEROULETTE] Chris Ferris: Present Tense Multiplied
Chris Ferris & Dancers
Choreography by Chris Ferris
Music by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster and Max Maples
Dancers: Erin DeLucia-Benson, Victoria Ellis, Vanessa Ferranti, Michelle Gilligan, Bethany Logan, Annastasia Mercedes, Cecly Placenti, Emily Relyea- Spivack, Rachel Russell, Diane Skerbec, and Maho Takeshita
The world premiere of If This Were Not Real, choreographed by Chris Ferris, reaches out into the very edge of periphery of finger tips and far reaches of the room. As space is defined, boundaries are created and the dancer as a single unit appears. Actions wind into tighter working mechanisms of puzzle and knot. The dance reflects alienation as a result of living in a time of hyper-connectivity. In development since May 2016, Rampaging Light by Chris Ferris & Dancers holds and releases you with the silent step, soundless wind, screaming train, and buzzing wall of voices. The performance alters your perception of a single room and the flipping numbers on your clock. Sometimes everything does not have to make sense.