The Betweens

Choreographer: Jermaine Spivey & Spenser Theberge in collaboration with the dancers.

This project began as an investigation of the possibilities for performance, in both body and site, during the Covid era. As our conversation around this deepened, the words “placement”, “replacement”, and “displacement” became increasingly present. There’s an inherent relationship between these words, and it’s liminal and ever-changing— slipping in and out of, adapting to, and accommodating different states of being. This liminality has been at the heart of our process, and it lead us to this central question: How do you maintain a sense of self when you’re constantly placed, replaced, and displaced? Through this process, we aim to explore, perform, and reframe this question as a representation of this never-ending reorientation of self and site.

September 17th, 2020

Original Score by Maxwell Transue

Sound Designer
Gahyae Ryu

Costume Design
Rebma Salad for 69

30 minutes

Commissioned by L.A. Dance Project

The Jermaine Spivey & Spenser residency was made possible with the generous support of Van Cleef & Arpels

The Betweens