Balance Dance

Margaret Dragu and Moira Simpson

2016, 03:03 minutes, colour, no language


Balance Dance is a duet with Michelle Lui, a healthy 24 year old dancer, tied and/or burdened with objects to “equalize” her range of motion and centre of gravity to Dragu’s own 63 year old arthritic body. Lui’s and Dragu’s movement exploration and research of balance tests by kinesiologists was combined with a lexicon of found movements obtained by observing seniors on public transit. This unique collaboration highlights the ways in which the range and capacity for movement changes as our bodies age.
(NB: this video is also part of Commodification of Touch installation.)

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