A dance/theater piece that seamlessly weaves together choreographic interlude, film footage and vivid story telling. Viewers are drawn into a visceral experience of physical listening that lies at the foundation of the human-equine dialogue.
Interspecies Journey was commissioned by the National Arts Club, NYC and premiered in February 2022 and has been performed in large and small
The Equus Projects is touring Interspecies Journey in trio and solo formats.
Preservation Hall, Wellfleet MA
Middlebrook Arts Center Jefferson, NY
Gibney Dance, NYC
Temple University, Philadelphia
January 27, 2023
Sweet Briar College, Virginia
March 13, 2023Marc
Hillsborough Community College, Tampa FL
April 1, 2023
The framework that forms the dramatic skeleton for Interspecies Journey are dynamic clips from the documentary film, IMPRINTED. Shot during 2021, cinematographer Stefan Morel captures the intense physical listening the dancers practice in their dances with horses.
IMPRINTED follows Equus dancers as they train with two pregnant mares, witness the miraculous birth of their foals and explore kinetic dialogues with the newborn horses.
The footage captures the sense of curiosity and play between human and equine as well as the serious horsemanship training that underlies the dancers' movement choices.