In the process for Room 5600 we have studied the intersection between text and movement. All of the movement was generated from Ernesto Cardenal’s poem “Room 5600”. The movement vocabulary and timing were greatly influenced by the imagery and politics of Cardenal’s poem. Specifically the piece addresses themes of corruption, capitalism and other problems of the modern era. More abstractly the piece is about struggle. The dancers struggle with each other, with themselves. We all struggle through the choices that we make as we make our way through the world.
Choreographers: Sean McMahon
Dancers: Stephanie Bastos, Bonnie Lewkowicz, Alisa Rasera
Music: Ice Nine, Plaid, Eric Arvai
Costume Design: Sonsherée Giles