Trying Times (remembered)

“How refreshing to be shown a dance that, in 1982 as now, succeeds in being on the cusps between dance and pedestrian movement, between rehearsal and performance, between tentative experiment and fluent work of art.” – Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

Originally commissioned in 1982 by David R. White and Dance Theater Workshop, Trying Times (remembered) has not been seen in its entirety in over 25 years. Gordon's contemporary reconstruction features Pick Up Performance Company members including Karen Graham, original cast member Valda Setterfield, and dance students from the CalArts Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance. This rare remount features a new script based on David's 1982 production and Igor Stravinsky's Apollo.