May 17-19, 2019
6520 5th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
Work In progress showing -
12 Minutes Max
Residencies for this project -
Open Flight Residency: Flight Deck
UW Residency. body, space, time...
University of Washington
WHEN YOUR ARMS ACHED, I WATCHED THE MOUNTAIN HOLD ITS FRAGILE FORM
A Solo Show
A durational performance that explores the connection between embodied strength and submission. Juxtaposing the imagery of the female body with that of the mountain, Swersky navigates objectification, resilience and the inevitability of aging. Provoking the allure and control of the male gaze, Swersky brings the omnipresent into view. Marking her first evening-length solo performance, Mountain is a journey through oppression and sorrow towards grace and collective empowerment.
Two years in the making, Mountain was created during multiple residencies at: The University of Washington, Hanna Barn on Vashon, and 10 degrees. It is made possible by generous support from individual donors and Cornish College of the Arts.
CONCEPTION, CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE: Alia Swersky
VISUAL ARTIST: Mya Kerner
SOUND DESIGN: Monika Khot
LIGHTING DESIGN: Amiya Brown
CREATIVE COLLABORATOR: Hannah Rice