Art Klub Presents:
A Flighty Piece of Nothing by rj(c)
reese johanson (collective) unveils a new production: "A Flighty Piece of Nothing"
Saturday, June 15
SHOW @ 8pm
$12 Advance / $18 at the door / NOTA
W.P. Victory, reese johanson, Alex Frosch, Alandra Markman, Sebastien Rizzo and Tallulah.
So it all began when Victory approached me... like 2 years ago...maybe longer ago...?
"I have this idea to do a dance performance. Will you do it with me?"
So flashback, Victory, after a series of events ended up in a wheel chair, he was likely never to walk again.
"I want to do a performance that will show that there are no limits to what one can do..." well OK, there are physical limitations... granted.
"We show up how we show up and work with what we have."
And so, here we are presenting a dance performance together.
Victory just celebrated his 75th and is NOT in a wheelchair. He is dancing and playing with me in this collaboration. I started my contemporary dance career at age 41, and before that I had a background in theatre, but hadn't done performance at all for about 10 years. My birthday is coming up.
We are together heralding 127 combined years on this planet. Well, that is just a Flighty Piece of Nothing really.
In this collaboration we have discovered and embrace what has become a very cherished friendship, lots of sharing and mutual support. And so the exploration in the studio became more and more about our friendship and the fluidity and complexities of all kinds of support systems that surface in relationship - and the show came together also.
What we will show on June 15 is just a scratching of the surface.
A Flighty Piece of Nothing.
And this will be our combined birthday party. Please gift us with your presence and with us celebrate life, not just ours…but (y)OURS.
xxx- reese and Victory