1999 Spring Twins, Doubles, Simulacra

January 30, 2014


A dance performance choreographed by Suchi Branfman and performed by a dozen non-identical dancers dancing about our genes, our environments, our identity. Many thanks to the dedicated dancers, Ronnie Brosterman, Linda Sullender, Claire Bridge, Ericka Verba, Katherine Allen, SAJE artists collective, Lukaza, Reuben Branfman, Ellen Driscoll, Santa Monica Public Library and HEAR Music. Text adapted […]

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