ShaLeigh Dance Work’s is excited to present their newest evening-length work The In-Between which will premiere in NC this March. Excerpts have received standing ovations and are slated for performances in NYC this January.
The work ultimately explores the nature of social disruption and reframes frustration and diminishment as strength. Comerford and the dancers took a deep dive into researching how these textures press on the world and against each other. Through personal stories, pleasures, and challenges, the dancers move between multiple, layered identities. The work found its deeper universal themes for engagement crashing into convergences through a residency with Rosie Herrera, Artistic Director of Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre. Forged through performative gestures and vignettes, The In-Between encompasses the very real complexity of identity, feminism, race, and queerness as the embodiment of what it means to be human. The work charts bold new directions that displaces the confessional with the performative, and proposes social disruption as a natural antidote to identity itself.
The In-Between is choreographed and directed by ShaLeigh Comerford in collaboration with the dancers.
This work was selected to showcase with Booking Dance Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center for APAP 2020. Excerpts have been presented by Durham Magazine’s TASTE; Gallery 202’s Movement Art Gala in Roanoke, VA; Westgate Wine in Raleigh, NC; and Revolutionaries in the Dark in Durham, NC.
Estimated Run-Time of Excerpt: 15-20 minutes