LaMarre And Dancers Featuring James Cornish – They Were Displaced… And Again

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Artprize 2015 Seed Grant Recipient

“They Were Displaced…And Again” is a live site-specific modern dance and music collaboration created exclusively for ArtPrize 2015 at the Site:Lab/The Rumsey Street Project venue. The issue of internal displacement is the base of thought for this work with hopes of drawing attention to the issues and emotions of people being forced to leave their homes and relocate due to natural disasters, war, generalized violence, or other conflicts. Each performance will be located in different corners, rooms, and spaces. This forces the performing artists to relocate, to restructure, to reevaluate, and start over again and again. Each time new and innovative results emerge. As the performers enter their designated area, they will face the challenge of using their unknown surroundings to create an original work on the spot. The dancers and musicians must communicate without words to complete their composition and audiences will experience the process directly. A white dust will represent the form and structure displaced communities re-build as they learn to reestablish and reconstruct a new home and social union. As each performance concludes, so does its actuality. What is left behind is only dust. The displaced participants, being forced to flee their established residence, will never return, their existence may or may not be known to people passing through at a later time.


 

“They Were Displaced…And Again” es una colaboración entre danza moderna y música presentada en vivo y fue creada exclusivamente para ArtPrize 2015 en la sede SiTE:LAB/The Rumsey Street Project (El Proyecto de la Calle Rumsey)La cuestión del desplazamiento interno es la idea en que se basa esta obra con la esperanza de llamar la atención a los problemas y los sentimientos de las personas que se ven obligadas a abandonar sus hogares y trasladarse a causa de desastres naturales, la guerra, la violencia generalizada, u otros conflictos. Cada presentación se llevará a cabo en distintos rincones, salas y espacios. Esto obliga a los artistas a reubicarse, a reestructurar, a revaluar, y empezar de nuevo una y otra vez. Cada vez surgen nuevos e inovadores resultados. Conforme los artistas entran a su área designada, enfrentarán al reto de utilizar su entorno desconocido para crear una obra original en ese momento. Los bailarines y músicos deben comunicarse sin palabras para completar su composición y el público podrá vivir el proceso directamente. Un polvo blanco representará la forma y estructura que reconstruyen las comunidades desplazadas mientras aprenden a restablecer y restaurar un nuevo hogar y unión social.Cada que concluye una presentación, también lo hace su realidad actual. Lo que queda es sólo polvo. Los desplazados, al verse obligados a huir de su residencia establecida, nunca volverán, su existencia puede o no ser conocida por la gente que pasará más tarde por el mismo lugar.


LAMARRE AND DANCERS main mission is to expose contemporary modern dance to a variety of new audiences in new spaces. Through site-specific performances and interdisciplinary art collaborations, the dancers create visual artwork that brings awareness to environments and subject matters that significantly impact our community. As Detroit grows and changes, so does LaMarre and Dancers. We hope to continue bringing movement to the new gallery opening on the corner, the movie night on the grassy hill, the courtyard at the summer festival, the inside walls of the museum, and the front yard of your house (if you let us!)