Based on Schubert’s Lied Wasserflut and Wilhelm Muller’s associated poem, this solo traces aspects of the lonely poet’s journey, being trapped by the invincible power of Time. Primarily reflecting feelings and atmosphere, there is a story told in a purposefully fragmented narrative. The poem itself talks about the story of a young poet, the hero (or anti-hero), through a year of rejections. Wasserflut, meaning flood in German, illustrates the end of winter and the hopes of something new.
Premiered in New York at the Current Sessions August 22nd, 2014
Choreographer: Nicole von Arx
Dancer: Jenna Pollack (2014), Molly Griffin (2015)
Other performances of Wasserflut include Splendid Isolation at The Delancey in 2014 (site specific) and First Look at Gowanus Art in 2015, both in New York.
Photos by Corey Melton