Elke Rindfleisch presents Horsepower, a self-performed solo piece that culminates in a community of all-female performers. The soloist moves between the roles of narrator and performer, revealing an abstract narrative through movement, text/sound, and a shifting scenery of 20 toy horses. The narrative is intermittently supported by projections of vast landscapes and short original storylines. Using choreography that is both set and partially improvised, the dance score revolves around birth and re-birth, and engages with what motivates the self and the “herd,” and the power dynamics that evolve from those differing motivations.
Active since 1999, Elke Rindfleisch has created a rigorous, critically acclaimed body of solo and group works characterized by raw, highly physical and emotional performances—provoking fresh reactions to personal, physical, and spatial relationships—exploring the diverse aspects of human nature and social psychology.
The ongoing [DANCEROULETTE] series reflects Roulette’s commitment to presenting experimental dance held since the organization’s founding in 1978, particularly the collaborative efforts of composers and choreographers exploring the relationship between sound and movement, choreography and composition.