Susie Burpee & Robyn Thomson Kacki

Cotton Handkerchiefs and Dog’s Tears

Dancing, not dancing with boxes and big hearts
in suits black and dog’s crying,
handkerchiefs dropping, and hands holding,
piano wailing …
but the dog.
– Anonymous 18th century poem translated from the Dutch

Tedd Robinson has created an “elegiac ‘Godot-esque’ world in which dancers Susie Burpee and Robyn Thomson Kacki appear as co-conspirators” (Holly Harris, Dance International).  Robinson’s signature handling of objects and use of idiosyncratic gesture creates a sense of ritual purpose in this enigmatic and poignant duet.

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