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the air is describing us / lining our bodies / squeezing us gently / inside and out

By Paige Phillips

Sound: Liam Ze'ev O’Connor

Materials with Evan Dawson

In collaboration with the performers: Josh Hines, Kelly Hurlburt, Ani Javian, Katherine Kiefer-Stark, Ashley Lippolis, Celine McBride, Kate Seethaler, and Mary Carmen Webb

Friday, May 10 @ 8:00PM

Saturday, May 11 @ 8:00Pm

Tickets: Sliding scale $15-$30

Limited seating / advanced purchase suggested

Mascher Space Cooperative

155 Cecil B Moore Ave

2nd floor, not ADA accessible

Photos by Stephen Takacs

The air is describing us / lining our bodies / squeezing us gently / inside and out is an evening of dance, sound, and installation consisting of two pieces:


The air is describing us began by asking six performers to explore the physicality of falling, and spiraled into a dichotomous community that feels isolated, yet requires the full support of the group to complete tasks. It acts as a metaphor for contemporary life, as we propel ourselves forward together despite ceaseless crashes around us.


It’s just easier this way is performed by Josh Hines and Kelly Hurlburt, dancers from Columbus, OH. Their partnership in real life allows the dynamics of the duet to be intimate. It is at times sexy, funny, uncomfortable, and intense. Moving from the personal to the public, the work grapples with the tired, gendering tropes that our culture places upon heteronormative relationships. 

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