Thrift

Thrift is a short dance about economy where effort and yield are points of interest, and the examination ranges from the economy-at-large to the economy of a single gesture. The project includes a sort of etymological analysis, launching from an interest in 'economy' as practiced in dance. As the concept is used there, it is about moving with efficiency, minimal muscular effort, with the ultimate goal of simplicity. In Thrift, that simplicity is contrasted to the complexity that defined and undermined the current global economy, and is ultimately a dance about labor.

Thrift

Choreography &
Direction:
Carrie Hanson
Sound Design:
Carrie Hanson
Sound Edit:
Julie Ballard
Costume Design:
Anke Loh
Sound:
Excerpts from "The Financial Meltdown and the Future of American Politics" lecture by Paul Krugman at Princeton University, Schwabenhymne Klingelton by Rock & Rollinger
Lighting Design & Technical Direction:
Julie Ballard
Performance:
Paige Cunningham
Carrie Hanson

Thrift

"Hanson, a taut introspective dancer, pairs with Cunningham's lean lyricism to mesmerizing effect." – Chicago Tribune

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