Soul+Mates, Printz Dance Project’s evening-length dance performance and art event, engages audience members from the moment they enter the theater building. The experience includes a photographic exhibit, a short film, selections of newly commissioned electronic music, and a dance performance utilizing a set of sliding panels, and a spinning, moveable couch. This project examines the concept of soul mates, and the widespread assumptions and clichés that surround our human desire for love and relationships. An important element of the work is community outreach - the white couch is taken out in public and people are invited to be interviewed and photographed on the couch, thus creating a conduit for conversation between artists and public, and an opportunity for the community to be threaded into the actual work.
Photos of Soul+Mates courtesy of Jeff Zender and Andre Hermann