Sui-We (1990)

Video documentation of experimental dance performance Sui - (We), created and choreographed by Viveca Vázquez and Sally Silvers, and performed in New York City’s Performance Space 122.

Sally Silvers is a New York-based choreographer who has performed nationally and internationally in South Korea, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Europe, the American Dance Festival, and many other locations. As an artistic director, Sally Silvers has an on-going fascination with the poetic as well as the social meanings of movement.

Sui - (We) is a collaborative creation that places on stage two feminine bodies struggling with their own corporeality. The piece questions pre-conceptions of what a feminine body is and how it moves, and in doing this it offers a rethinking of gender identities. Both bodies are in contact but disconnected at the same time, functioning as support and impulse to each other; this dialogue and counterpoint is continuous, given that while a body expands, the other contracts. This game between connection and disconnection mirrors a dislocation between movement, sound, and silence. In this manner, the performance presents bodies-in-between, which reassure their existence and their political significance only through a shared corporeality and collaborative movement.



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  • Title: Sui- (We)
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:11:09
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Date: Mar 1990
  • Location: Performance Space 122, New York City.
  • Type-Format: dance
  • Cast: Viveca Vázquez & Sally Silvers
  • Credits: Choreography, performance & sound mix by Viveca Vázquez & Sally Silvers