Using a mash-up of cinematic scenes as a portal and architectural framework, “The Cutting Room” is BodyVox’s exploration of the motion picture experience.
The freewheeling, multimedia, boundary-bending movement troupe’s latest full-length work is a suite of pieces that takes the audience on an odyssey through film genres: varieté, noir, comedy, science fiction, and romance.
By stripping away the layers of Hollywood illusion, this original production journeys to the intersection of nostalgia, performance, and innovation—where movies and memories rest at the heart of shared experiences.
BodyVox is the brainchild of MOMIX and Pilobolus alums Ashley Roland and Jamey Hampton. Known for its breathtaking cocktail of physicality, compelling imagery, and imaginative whimsy, this Portland-based company is praised for approaching dance “with a breezy freshness and simplicity that is all its own,” according to a New York Times review.
Multiple performances run from Thursday, Dec. 12 through Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts. Opening night begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org.