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Ruckus takes ArtBeat 2018: Flip

Ruckus will be performing two works in the Somerville Theater! You either saw or missed these at Baby's First Show this past April. Come see what's different this time around, or come see them for the first time!

perpetual loneliness is developed anew for each iteration; the cast of dancers choreographs in response to a list of words consisting of actions, parts of the body, and qualities. The actions are edited and smoothed in a dialogue between Michael Figueroa and the performers. perpetual loneliness shows disparate and separate actions that seem to affect each other in space, and quietly articulates the peripheral influences human beings can have on each other. The dance is set against music by Beth Anderson.

objects lay, people lie is a work dedicated to laying a framework for showing rifts in performative affect, while paying attention to responsibly dealing with the physical body. The dancers aim to get outside of the structure of the dance, and are asked to bring in what is not choreographed or set. The dance functions as a physical guide or score for the performer. OLPL premiered in Baby's First Show at The Dance Complex this past April and is made possible with the support of the Boston Foundation.