I’m really glad that Performance Mix #34: Remotely Yours turned out to be so productive for me. I was able to wrap my head around the ideas that were all circling in my head.
Gabrielle D’Angelo presents Belly Speak, a dance exploring the on-stage dynamic between sound and movement as expressed in a relationship that is at once simultaneous and discrete. Two dancers and a drummer traverse a visual landscape, creating sound together, sometimes aligned.
Gabrielle D’Angelo is a painter and choreographer based in Brooklyn. She works in both forms simultaneously, but her projects in dance and painting exist separately. Her interest in both painting and dance is in their relationship to abstraction. Her work in each is dedicated to the complex and unique ways they can communicate ideas, stories and experience. In abstract form, their language becomes a process of communicating the empathetic terrain of our senses and memory. This accumulation of perceptions and associations in some way signifies something about our daily social and cultural encounters.