(site-specific in progress)
conceived and directed by Petra Zanki
duration: 17 mins.
choreography: Petra Zanki in collaboration with dancers
original music performed by: Clark Battle (cello), Rafael H. Howell-Flores, Brian Scott
dancers: Tess Bañales, Sumaya Mulla-Carillo, Margaret Luxamon Hotchkiss, Emma Lawes, Ayako Shapiro
(photo: Abby Hagan, dancer: Ayako Shapiro)
Five women, ready to leave, are waiting for a train at the Union train station, but the train never comes. This train station has been closed for a long time, and is no longer functioning, but they don’t know that.
Sourcing from personal experiences, this work is about the in-between life of an immigrant, and challenges immigrant women face and experience. Through movement and physicality, I am exploring a different, often conflicting emotions and thoughts, translating them into a unique dance work.