Dancers perform being Here….. at Danspace. Photo by Wah Ming Chang.
We hear Samantha Speis before we see her. As the lights come up, we find Speis sitting on a disheveled duvet; its stuffing shredded and spilling into downy pools. Crumpling feathers in her hands, she veers from disturbed laughter to frantic hysteria. The audience twitches uneasily witnessing such extended, unbridled emotion.
That’s the point of Marjani Forté's new, fifty-minute piece, being Here… She insists the audience confront their own prejudices about mental illness and addiction in a………
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