Rachael Dichter & Allie Hankins:When We
Sun 10th Feb | 15:00 | TDC, Triskel Arts Centre
Set in an austere world characterized by coded language, penetrating focus, and biting humor, Allie & Rachael skillfully utilize the expansive and charged moments between events to slowly reveal a world where tension is currency, mischief is sustenance, and surreality is a given. Seeking to undermine their (and our) status as subject or object, the women implore the audience to watch their world unfold slowly. They concretize images (shapes, desires, projections). Are you listening? Are they reading? Can you hear them? Do you like them? How far offshore are we now?
Rachael Dichter is a San Francisco based dancer, performer, choreographer and curator. She studied dance and art history at Mills College and was a 2015 Danceweb Scholar. Her work has shown at Dock 11 Berlin, Ponderosa Tanzland Berlin, Paf St Erme, Joe Goode Annex San Francisco, On the Boards Seattle, and she has collaborated with Laura Arrington, Mica Sigourney, Ruairi Donovan, Allie Hankins, Sara Kraft, Abby Crain, Jesse Hewit, Marten Spangberg, Keith Hennessy and Jess Curtis. For four years she co-curated the San Francisco based live arts festival THIS IS WHAT I WANT.
Allie Hankins is a choreographer and performer based in Portland, Oregon. In 2013 she co -founded Physical Education: a critical & casual, reading & researching, drinking & dialoguing, dance & performance body comprised of herself, keyon gaskin, Taka Yamamoto, and Lu Yim. Physical Education hosts open reading groups and lectures, curates performances, and teaches workshops nationally. Most recently, Allie has performed with Julien Prévieux (Paris) and Morgan Thorson (Minneapolis). She has been an Artist in Residence at Caldera, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, and the Wassaic Project.
When We was originally co-produced by Performance Works Northwest’s Alembic Artist Program
Photos credits: Ashley Sophia Clark and Robbie Sweeny.