A Light Conversation
“Where does one dancer begin and the other end? In the arresting Light Conversation, the truth is that they don’t.”
— Gia Kourlas, The New York Times
A dialogue in movement between two artists, Wally Cardona (US) and Rahel Vonmoos (UK), A Light Conversation reflects on life being lived: choice, commitment, pleasure, sacrifice, boredom, aesthetics vs. ethics, the uncertainty of the future, and last but not least, love—first love, erotic love, marital love, mature love, and friendship. The sound score features philosophers discussing Kierkegaard on truth and love, but the words blur in the visceral presence of the duet unfolding. The audience, seated on three sides of the stage, often within only a few feet of the performers, shares the same intimate space.
Wally Cardona is an artistic director, choreographer, and performer residing in Brooklyn, NY and is the recipient of a 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in choreography and a 2006 Bessie Award for the creation of Everywhere. Rahel Vonmoos is a Swiss choreographer and performer who has worked with choreographers Charles Linehan, Rosemary Butcher, Philippe Gehmacher, Philippe Saire, and Iztok Kovac (film on improvisation), among others, and has been part of Ricochet Dance Productions.