Domestic unrest - Page 2

Visiting artists home-invade through dance, with varying results
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Kate Watson-Wallace's House

You knew that not everything was right behind the set's picket fences when a rising cloud revealed two atomic reactors and a woman with her legs tied literally turned herself upside down to "walk." She ended headfirst in a stack of pancakes, and that was just for starters. In this world of superficial prettiness — flowers stuffed in mailboxes, glittery party dresses — tomboys get beaten up and toothy housewives are indeed desperate.

The dancing was appropriately stiff-legged and fractured, full of moments infused with a dogged persistence. It spoke volumes about discomfort within one's skin, if not outright self-hatred. And all of it was presented with pasted-on smiles.

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