Marking the culmination of a two-year endeavor, choreographer Tere O’Connor collapses three of his dance works—Secret Mary, based on themes of authorship and agency; poem, a study in formalism, artifice, and complexity; and Sister, a duet about the minutiae of personality—into a single hybrid creation. With each piece lending its own unique dancers, ideas, and approaches, BLEED forms a serendipitous new choreographic language. Meanings multiply through the layering, blending, and erasure of elements from each work, and in the choreographic threshold between process and product, craft and coincidence, a poetic logic is revealed.
Music composed by James Baker
Lighting design by Michael O’Connor
Tere O’Connor has been making dances since 1982.