Performa 11
Presented by Recess Activities

One Thing Leads to Another is a working installation and multi-media performance, revolving around a overturned hot air balloon, reanimated through narrative, dance and shifting physicality. This project from artist Tamar Ettun will abstract vignettes from The Odyssey, taking the text's themes of labor, gifting and movement of the itinerant body, while incorporating dance traditions from Trisha Brown, Yvonne Rainer, and Ohad Naharin's GAGA.
The performance, which will occur inside the inflated balloon, will last two hundred and forty minutes, referencing The Odyssey's 24 chapters. The audience can come and go as they like, and is encouraged to move inside and outside the balloon to witness the narrative evolve into an animate sculpture, featuring video projection, live music, and choreography of from seven performers, including the artist.
•Props & Sculptures: The sculptures will juxtapose the classical narrative of The Odyssey, with unremarkable everyday objects like a canoe or weathervane. Each object will have an accompanying physical task that the performer will struggle to accomplish while being pulled by and pulling against balloon.

Performers will move from one end of the balloon to another, each making an effort to complete specific tasks while negotiating the physical impediment of others blocking their path. Once all tasks have been completed, all performers will rotate 90 degrees and repeat. Referencing Trisha Brown’s Accumulation, this cycle will occur four times until all have reached their original positions.

Performers: Danielle Agami, Netta Yerushalmi, Jesse Wintermute, Yoni Kretzmer, Jaeeun Lee, Tamar Ettun

One Thing Leads to Another is organized and presented by Recess.
Funded by Recess, Artis and the Consulate General of Israel.

One Thing Leads To Another from Tamar Ettun on Vimeo.

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