American Realness

Daniel Linehan

Zombie Aporia

U.S. Premiere

FRI JAN 6 . 7:30 PM
SAT JAN 7 . 7:30 PM
SUN JAN 8 . 4:00 PM
MON JAN 9 . 4:30 PM

Run time: 45 minutes

466 Grand Street

Zombie Aporia is a dance performance that is composed of many small pieces, like a rock music concert, or a book of poetry. The dancers use their voices in order to create an intricate connection between dance and music, so that the dance and the music are both being generated by the very same bodies. The performance breaks down the boundaries that separate body from voice, sound from image, rhythm from meaning. 
Zombie Aporia seeks to discover possibility within apparently impossible contradictions: music that is the result of dancing, emotional expression that begins physically, spontaneous feelings that are designed, words that give more of a sense of vibration than meaning.

“Linehan dissipated minimalism by breaking the nuclei of its structures.” – Gerard Mayen, Mouvement

Co-production support for Zombie Aporia was provided by Rencontres chorégrapiques internationales de Seine-Saint Denis, Centre national de la danse (Pantin, FR); Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées (FR), in the context of the European project ‘Departs’; Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent, BE); BUDA Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk, BE), and was supported through residencies at L’Agora, Cité International de la danse, Montpellier Danse (FR); Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées (FR); O Rumo do Fumo & Forum Dança (Lisboa, PT); Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent, BE). Funding was provided by the Flemish authorities (BE) and Arcadi – distribution (FR).