Sally Silvers’s award-winning choreography comes out to play to subterfuge the films and motifs of Alfred Hitchcock. In ACTUAL SIZE, she’s funscaping, teasing romance with fear, and jumpcutting many of his classic looks & obsessions. With a knock-out ‘N by NW’ duet with star former Merce Cunningham dancers, Melissa Toogood and Dylan Crossman (“intricate & surprise-filled”—Robert Greskovic; “an aura of danger and romance”—Deborah Jowitt), the juicy, beguiling cast also spotlights Alicia Ohs, Carolyn Hall and Luke Miller. Plus surprises — guests, mysterious encounters, secrets revealed — framed by Ursula Scherrer’s wonderfully skewed video projections, along with atmospherics by text/sound designer Bruce Andrews, performing live with electronic composer Michael Schumacher. Lighting by Joe Levasseur & costumes by Elizabeth Hope Clancy.
Sally’s last group piece at Roulette (2012) was hailed as one of the top 3 of the year to watch by The New York Times where Silvers was celebrated as “having a penchant for the fabulously weird … a feast of movement invention”. This time: look out!