Waters of the World | June 15-16 & 22-23
“Waters of the World” premieres on June 15th & 16th and June 22 & 23 at 8:30pm in the Fair-Haired Dumbbell building, 11 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland, OR 97232.
Directed by Heidi Duckler, the performance includes six dancers Kya Bliss, Conrad Kaczor, Erin DeLaney, Kiel Moton, Nicholas Petrich and Jenny Windom guiding the audience through the Fair-Haired Dumbbell Building’s canted six-story towers. This immersive work also includes projections by Eric Rauh and live music by Jennifer Wright.
Duckler’s “Waters of the World” is based on a short story of the same title by Clarice Lispector. Lispector is considered by many to be the most important Jewish writer since Kafka, and the context around this short story contributes to Duckler’s inspiration. Set to original music composed by noted saxophonist, Joe Berry (M83) along with a recording of the story narrated by Paula Rebelo (Star of Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House and 2015 Ovation Award winner), the imagery ranges from the amniotic fluid of birth to the constant Portland rain culminating in a primordial flood.
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Northwest receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency, funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment of the Arts.