Batsheva Hosts: Harrowing by Bobbi Jene Smith
"...Surprisingly hypnotic to watch" (Laura Jaye Cramer, SF Weekly, April 2015)
Dancers: Or Meir Schraiber and Bobbi Jene Smith
Music: Stars Of The Lid, TIm Hecker, Bruce Springsteen, and Set Fire To Flames
Lighting Design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Stage Manager: Billy Barry
Special thanks to David Harvey, Summer Lee Rhatigan, Marlie Couto, Ian Robinson, David Martinez, Elvira Lind, Ohad Naharin, Dina Aldor, and the Batsheva Dance Company.
Originally created with the support of the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance with David Harvey.
Harrowing is a duet comprising seven distinct scenes and featuring multimedia projection. Deeply stirring, this dance performance poetically investigates the relationships we make and leave behind and conjures the effects of those emotional connections in one’s life and body. Evoking the dual meanings of the word “harrow” – both a noun designating an instrument used to turn over and smooth soil and a verb meaning to cause distress – Smith’s work deftly figures beauty and pitfalls of nostalgia and romance. Harrowing extends and repositions Smith’s myriad previous and ongoing projects, most especially Arrowed, a dynamic work that investigates the emotional undercurrents characterizing one’s inner world.
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