The Naked Stark presented Necessary Efforts, a mixed-bill of dances that fill the Performance Garage with bold and intimate movement. The company’s first mixed-bill presentation showcases work by innovative choreographers, Beau Hancock, Shannon Murphy, Katherine Kiefer Stark, and Megan Wilson Stern, who meld intense physicality, technical training, and experimentation. Necessary Efforts invited audiences to witness effort emerge through raw and honest physicality that propels bodies through space.
Katherine Kiefer Stark, Artistic Director, presented a new work, Invisible LUs. Drawing on the compositional structure and creative context of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, Invisible LUs investigates the concept of self and how it is enhanced and/or deteriorated by disease or illness of the mind. Six women join Stark in this precise tumble through one repeating phrase.
Collaborators Amy Lynne Barr, Melissa Chisena, Shannon Murphy, Jodi Obeid, Katherine Kiefer Stark, Megan Wilson Stern, Paul Stern (sound) and Barbara Tait.
September 12-14, 2013
Check out an excerpt of Invisible LUs here!
Learn more about the four dances and choreographers in Necessary Efforts on our Blog!
Necessary Efforts and Invisible LUs are made possible in part by a grant from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.