Water Will (in Melody). Ligia Lewis

28 May 2019 – 29 May 2019

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Performance Space New York

New York
New York, United States

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Melodrama is a point of departure for Ligia Lewis’s latest choreographic work, Water Will (in Melody).


A gothic tale set in a cavernous landscape becomes host to a dystopian fantasy, enacted by four performers. Creative (im)possibility becomes the engine by which a state of hopelessness, darkness, and unexamined emotions are explored. This is the last part of Lewis’s trilogy, which began with Sorrow Swag in blue, succeeded by minor matter in red.

Through her use of color, embodiment, and dramaturgical unruliness, Lewis twists ingrained symbols of the body and the theater with playful abandon. She seeks out the edges, frictions, and ruptures of these sites, paving way for an “othered” experience of time and space. Resisting the tyranny of transparency and representationalism, she hopes to carve out a space for opacity and the state of not knowing.

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