Sarah Levitt and Benjamin Wegman: Hammock
Hammock is a collaboration between Dance Exchange dancers, choreographers, and teachers Levitt and Wegman. Using movement, text, and an original sound design by Matt Hubbs, the work confronts notions of rest and restlessness in today’s society, and explores the ways in which we name who we are and define what we have been and will become. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.
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