ITDP: The Space Between
This new choreography devised by graduate student Brandon Gonzalez and produced by ITDP plays in the Arena Theatre, Wright Hall.
The Space Between is an ongoing choreographic exploration into the sense of space and human relationship. Three performers attune to one another, they change the space and the space changes them. Together the dancers wait, and the complexities of desire, anxiety, and society arise.
Are you moving towards or away? Or not moving at all? How do we make sense of our proximity? Is space the distance measured between us? Or is it a living bodily process constantly changing and impossible to capture?
What is space? How do we make sense of this proximity? Where do we begin and end? Where can we meet? Is space just “the emptiness between the stuff?” Or is it some sort of a living process?
Performers: Rosemary Hannon, Megan Ransmeier and Brandon Gonzalez
Brandon Gonzalez holds a BFA in Sculpture and is currently a UC Davis MFA candidate in interdisciplinary Dramatic Art. He is a visual artist, performer and teacher. A former wrestler, Brandon began using his body as an exquisite medium for expression when introduced to Contact Improvisation. His prints Vedana were published in Contact Quarterly, Annual 2011 issue, including cover image. As a massage therapist, yogi and artist, Brandon continues to explore the dynamics of human relationship through physical, neurological and psychological perspectives. He researched the neuroscience of empathy in performance at Arizona State University as Artist Faculty in 2012. The residency led to a run of performances of A General Theory of Love in Vienna, Austria.