Aroundtown is a kinetic poem that examines the varied, unique and sometimes divided notions of LOVE- it's meaning, purpose, and platform. With original music, text, and visuals, the work explores commitment, community, and intimacy in times of violence and strife. DDD's trademark empathy, sly humor, and bombastic physicality are harnessed to examine LOVE as both sociopolitical and intimate weather systems.
Aroundtown, will be developed during artistic residencies at Connecticut College, New York University, Dancers Workshop, and American Dance Institute throughout 2016-2017. Premiere and tour dates to be announced.
Cast members include Simon Thomas-Train, Kendra Portier, Aya Wilson, Nik Owens, Jasmine Hearn, Jordan Lloyd, Sara Gibbons, and David Dorfman.
Project collaborators include Composers/Performers Sam Crawford, Liz de Lise and Zeb Gould; Media Designer Shawn Hove; Lighting Designer Tuce Yasak; Dramaturg Anne Davison; and Creative Consultant/Scholar in Residence David Kyuman Kim.