By Alia Swersky
Fri - Sun, May 17 - 19, times vary as follows:
Fri - Sat, May 17 - 18
Durational Ritual | 7-9pm (come and go as you please)
Performance | 9pm (recommended arrival time at 8:30pm)
Sun, May 19
Durational Ritual | 6-8pm (come and go as you please)
Performance | 8pm (recommended arrival time at 7:30pm)
Tickets: $15 in advance | $18 at the door. Purchase tickets here.
When your arms ached, I watched the Mountain hold its fragile form is a durational performance that explores the connection between embodied strength and submission. Juxtaposing the imagery of the female body with that of the mountain, Swersky navigates objectification, resilience and the inevitability of aging. Provoking the allure and control of the male gaze, Swersky brings the omnipresent into view. Marking her first evening-length solo performance, Mountain is a journey through oppression and sorrow towards grace and collective empowerment.
Photo: Michelle Smith-Lewis