Chris Ferris and Dancers

Perfect Tension

"Perfect Tension is a full evening of intricate, high powered dance that pulls you into the exhilarating world of stress.  Layer upon layer of the frenetic, oppositional, flopped, and forced, create relationships and dissolve them.  Turbulence rushing to a deadline stops cold, collision brings unification, support is abandoned, and the complicated becomes simple.  We are urgent in our need to give you resolution with the survival of harmony.  How is blissful serenity achieved?  Is it always the optimal state?  When can stress serve you in the end?"

Choreographed by Chris Ferris
Music Composed by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster
Dancers: Lousia Armstrong, Erin DeLucia-Benson, Michelle Gilligan, Kim Machaby, Annastasia Mercedes, Cecly Placenti, Mary Kate Sicke and Dian Skerbec

Scenery  and Costume Design by Chris Ferris
Lighting Design by G. Benjamin Swope

Photography by Matthew Murphy

The Martha Graham Studio Theatre, New York, NY

November 2014

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