The second work on the program at Lydia Johnson Dance's February 26th, 2012 matinee at Peridance was FALLING OUT, a 2006 dancework set to the 3rd Symphony of Philip Glass. Above: dancer Jessica Sand photographed by Kokyat.
FALLING OUT is a dramatic dancework revolving around the tempestuous relationship of a man and a woman (Max van der Sterre and Kerry Shea); their moody encounters range from tender to combative over the course of the piece.
A second woman (Jessica Sand, seated right above) creates the third corner of a romantic triangle. She remains an alluring object of desire for the man, though they never touch.
Meanwhile, a chorus of women remain on the sidelines; their synchronized movements rarely infringe oin the central drama yet they appear as additional enticements for the man...or possibly as lovers from his past.
The tension rises as the women observe each other warily; at last the central couple actually come to blows.
Things seem to resolve, and harmony is restored.
Yet in the work's final moment, Max's gaze is again captured by an elusive vision.
Read about the other work on this program here.
All photography by Kokyat.