We live much of our private lives in public. When we see two people sharing an intimate moment on the street or the subway - whether they're kissing, having an argument, or consulting a map - it affects the space and people around it. The interaction is also affected by the environment in which it is occurring. This leads to a larger set of questions: When we are part of a pair, how are we changed as individuals? What dynamics come forward when we partner intellectually, intimately, or to accomplish a larger goal? What kind of intimacy do we find in relationships with our adversaries? How does the physical environment affect how we view those partnerships? What is the role of our changing perceptions of the world and society's perceptions of us?
The Partner Project/Scene in Public is a meditation on what it means to be part of a pair. It explores how a partnership shapes the individual and how intimate moments in public places affect the pair and its audience. Based on the duet form, The Partner Project features four principal dancers, a cast of eight additional dancers, and two musicians. The Partner Project/Scene in Public is performed to an original score by acclaimed composer/musician Robert Een with video by Barbara Bickart.
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The Partner Project/Scene in Public is made possible by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program, Music-Theatre Group, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Fund for Creative communities supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space program with project space donated by Capstone Equities.