A figure named Voov Voov haunts the stage, performing the excess of her human counterpart. She is a mirror for our projections: mother, stuffed animal, lover, weapon, god. At once a solo and a duet, 1 ½ is a meditation on the limits of embodiment and the cultural recognition of form: How does a body become recognizable as human? By what processes does the inanimate become animate and the animate become inanimate? Does death reside in the living? Is there life in the dead?

Choreography + Performance: Julia Gladstone

Performed at Worbench Dance Series, Northampton, MA