PRIVATE / IN PUBLIC
PLACE DES ARTS
SPRINGBOARD DANSE MONTREAL
Co-created & performed by Jermaine Spivey & Spenser Theberge
Music by Chopin
'Private in Public' was presented in 2016 at Place des Arts in Montreal as a part of the Emerging Platform of Springboard Danse Montreal. The duet is a structured improvisation, aiming to display privacy in a public place. The performers are creating in real time, an intimate act, while being watched. This puts the audience in a voyeuristic position, causing them to wonder if they should be seeing this or not.
'Private in Public' was the seed for the evening length creation, 'Rather This, Then'.
Video by Bobby Leon