Incorporating contortion, dance, aerial acrobatics and humor, Troupe Vertigo’s Tableaux features five women harnessing their physicality to the extreme. The performers find themselves confined to boxes, trapped by the constrictions of society and themselves. As they work together toward freedom, the audience embarks on a poetic and visually enticing journey where expectations bend and movement twists -- igniting the imagination in a boundary-pushing theatrical adventure.
"Choreographed and directed by Aloysia Gavre and developed in partnership with her husband Rex Camphuis, this work is part of an ongoing commitment to create moving and intimate pieces through which audiences are both captivated by the environment and the artists skills. Five technically sound artists inquire about confinement and freedom, embarking on a poetic and visually enticing journey full of surprises; expectations bend (literally!), movement twists and turns, the body encapsulates the imagination in mentally and physically spell-binding, boundary pushing, and exhilarating ways. We may experience moments of visual shock onstage that seem to separate us as viewers from the performers, but the work is all-encompassing as gradually envelopes us with a comforting sense of synchronicity and unity, ultimately bringing us together." - Alex Matthews Associate Director & Director of Programming at Dance Resource Center
"Tableaux perfectly captures everything a choreographer strives for; taking a familiar medium and making it entirely new. This new work breaks molds, opens minds and leaves you wanting to be the first to see where where it will take you next."
-Michael Pena , Associate Choreographer 2012 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony