“Materials—the body, sound—merge exquisitely in this hourlong dance-song (song-dance?) … the song unravels into something wild, then plain, bodies as they are.” —The New York Times on MASS, Djordjevich’s last work
ANTHEM is also a pseudo contra dance examining female-identified dancing archetypes alongside genderbending alteregos. Djordjevich develops a distinct movement language offering actions, which blur the distinction between dance, behavior and spectacle. She transforms postures, undulations, shapes and ever-moving steps into four-sided social dance configurations over the course of multiple episodes. The choreography is layered together out of existing, outmoded and invented dance styles, creating a dance as an act of consumption as well as a mode of production. Using pizzazz and a deadpan sense of humor, the dancers will create a space for misbehavior.
Co-commissioned by The Chocolate Factory and Los Angeles Performance Practice