• dance for the time being – Southern Exposure

    Russell Dumas

    Image: Jonathan Sinatra

dance for the time being – Southern Exposure

Russell Dumas

Presented by Dancehouse with the support of the Keir Foundation

dance for the time being – Southern Exposure refuses language and explores audience empathy through the relationship between the quotidian and the performative. The duets explore the relationship between ‘doing’ and ‘being’. The circularity of how ‘being’ precedes ‘doing’ and how ‘doing’ inscribes ‘being’. Why the terms yin and yang should not be rendered female and male. How our actions are informed by our being. How ‘being’ came before ‘doing’ and also before the duplicity of saying, telling and writing. How the everyday performative is repressed/forgotten to give us the quotidian. How religions are implicated in the performative through rites of resurrection and ancestor worship. The term “human being” is already performative. It goes without saying because it came without saying – more precisely because it came before saying.


Director: Russell Dumas
Performers: Sarah Cartwright, Rachel Doust, Eric Fon, David Huggins,
Nicole Jenvey, Molly McMenamin, Linda Sastradipradja, Jonathan Sinatra
Design Consultants: Simon Lloyd, Margie Medlin, Ysabel de Maisonneuve


dance for the time being – Southern Exposure is presented by Dance Exchange