Rain tucks us in, burrows us inside the world of rehearsals. Hard at work rehearsing the trilogy of Lala shows, I (Rivera) pace, line by line, these characters into existence. Lijah’s shoulders spread wide, Lala’s hips swing forward and sideward, Mamalou rolls her exasperated eyes as she bends slowly to pick up a pin. Every character is a person, complex as we each are, changing and evolving as well. Today my solo performer brain reels with their nuances, overwhelmed by their tangible emerging presences.
February 15, 2011