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Modus Ponens (2017)

Choreography: Alyssa E. Motter in collaboration with performer

Performer: Ansley Davis

Venue: Links Hall (Chicago, IL)

Photo Credit: J e l l o Performance Series

Modus Ponens is part of a triptych of dances about ritual. Each section of the triptych draws its inspiration from the three stages of ritualistic transformation: separation, liminality, and re-aggregation. Modus Ponens focuses on the third and final stage while drawing inspiration from the previous two. The process used to construct the piece emphasized the ritualism present in my evolving creative practice. The result of this approach was a meta-ritualistic dance – a dance made by ritual about ritual.

       
     
Modus Ponens (2017)

Video Credit: J e l l o Performance Series

 

Modus Ponens (2017)
       
     
Modus Ponens (2017)

Photo Credit: J e l l o Performance Series

Modus Ponens (2017)
       
     
Modus Ponens (2017)

Photo Credit: J e l l o Performance Series