CORPS (premieres 2020)
CORPS examines labor and the feminine body through the lens of regimented movement, and reveals similarities across traditional, militaristic, ritual, athletic, and folk movement forms. Inspired by the collectivity of large regimented group formations, from ballet to military drills to majorette lines, Djordjevich examines how individualism becomes suppressed. Through repetition, she seeks to track how actions evolve and take on new meanings, exposing new perceptions of feminine forms.
The evening-length dance is developed with an esteemed and diverse professional group of six dancers, features drum corps-esque music by Chris Peck and lighting by Madeline Best. The work will draw out the idiosyncratic and virtuosic potential of minimalistic forms by building complexity through composite patterns that mutate and evolve. Over the course of the work, form is destabilized with increasingly complex and difficult movements, blurring the bounds of perfection and failure.
Choreography Milka Djordjevich
Dancers Laurel Atwell, Dorothy Dubrule, Allie Hankins, Tiara Jackson, Daeun Jung and devika wickremesinghe
Music Chris Peck
Lighting Madeline Best
New York Live Arts (NYC)
Producer and Manager
Los Angeles Performance Practice
MANCC May 2019
REDCAT NOW Festival 2018
*Currently seeking co-commissioners and residencies throughout 2019 and early 2020.