THAT GIRL AND THE OTHER ONE
That Girl and The Other One is a 45-minute contemporary dance-theater duet that explores the intense dynamics that are cultivated in relationships between women from the on-set of adolescence. Dirty looks, taunting notes, exclusions from social groups, non-verbal gesturing, secrets – beginning at an early age and continuing into adulthood, there is a hidden culture of female aggression in our society which is as widespread as it is painful.
That Girl and The Other One is a narrative stream depicting the interactive landscape between women and their struggle to exist in a culturally ‘look-obsessed’, ‘competitive’, ‘jealous’ environment. The two dancers move from one enigmatic vignette to the next; scenes are skewed, thrown away and then curiously reappear, following the ever determined emotional ‘logic’ of girls’ relationships with each other. The intimate partnering walks the line between love, sensuality and hate; the two physically battle under the weight of one another and then tenderly fix each others hair. Women whisper, throw themselves against walls and compete for attention from the audience. Inside bruised and beating hearts, the thin line between friend and foe, love and hate, pride and jealousy blurs…
Danced to diverse music including French cabaret by Tino Rossi, Techno-dance music by Royksopp and jazz by Me’shell Ndegeocello, That Girl and The Other One is ready for touring, featuring costuming by Carlos Villamil; and lighting design by Lynda Reiman.
Excerpts from That Girl include:
- Fodder (2011)
- Reprieve (2011)
- Gambit (2010)
- Glass Jaw (2010)
- Hedge (2009)
- Sole (2006)
- Original That Girl Duets (2005)