|Zvi Dance’s “Surveillance.” Photo by Hertog Nadler.|
You are being watched. This isn't fear mongering or paranoia: It's the truth. We always suspected, but Edward Snowden proved it when he released documents demonstrating surveillance programs orchestrated by governments around the world. Usually executed under the guise of keeping us safe, most of these operations occur unbeknownst to us. What happens in these recordings of our comings and goings is the inspiration for ZviDance's new multi-media work, "Surveillance."
The piece opens with Todd Allen striding into the space wearing only black briefs and black socks. With the house lights still up, he writhes, a cocky smirk etched on his face. Soon, seven dancers, chiseled bodies also clad in skivvies, prance out. They form a single line, wiggling their bodies like a snake shrugging out of a too tight skin. It could be construed as a sexy, mixed-gender Chippendales routine, but the performers exact...
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