Photo by Luc Delahaye
When onstage together, an invisible tether connects David Gordon and Valda Setterfield, whether they’re kibbitzing, chiding, flirting or embracing a sense of melancholy. Muse and spouse to Gordon, Setterfield is often described as coolly regal in contrast to Gordon’s earthy, shaggy-haired foil. As a dancer, she was a distinctive presence in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and she and Gordon, as a choreographer, took part in Judson Dance Theater. Gordon, who has also written and directed plays, elides dance into theater and back in his unique oeuvre for his troupe, Pick Up Performance Co(s). His latest project is ARCHIVEOGRAPHY, a richly dense online resource inventorying his vast creative output.
PRESENTED BY EIKO + KOMA
PERFORMANCE BY WALLY CARDONA AND KAREN GRAHAM