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Kate Weare Company's Bright Lands sets the dark undercurrents of folk music to dance

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Fierce physicality and existential instability are present in Kate Weare's Bright Lands, with dancers Leslie Kraus and Do
PHOTO BY KEIRA HEU-JWYN CHANG

What fascinated throughout, besides the precise use of an intricate language, was the sense of these people simultaneously being pulled every which way. Weare doesn't present this issue in terms of resolvable conflicts but as an existential state of being. These men and women live off ambiguity, contradictory impulses, and instability. They are going full-speed, except when everything stops. Yet they are also vibrantly and sensuously alive, every pore of their skin open to the next sensation, and knowing they can be kicked out of the game anytime. Rarely does putting up a mirror to our frantic, multitasking, and always-on existence make for such satisfying and well-performed choreography.

 

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