The Unbidden Occasion
Performers: Hayden Katz, Kyle Georgina Marsh & Iris Platt
Photography: Peter Richter
A trio of sorts, two female bodies are directed through space by the vocal cues of their male counterpart who sits perched as an observer eating apples and reading aloud about the challenges of “competitive” gardening. Using fruit as a metaphor for female forms that are objectification by the male gaze, both women struggle to follow instructions and eventually fall to eating the fruit themselve. “Eden-esk” in it’s construction The Unbidden Occasion, hints at ideas surrounding the traditional telling of Adam and Eve’s failure to resist the forbidden fruit.
Development of this work was made possible by coLAB Arts Collective and Lustig Dance Theater’ Works & Process, Motion: New Dance Work residency.