TARA SHEENA is a dancer and writer from Detroit. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
We value living over artifact is a statement in Katie Workums program for her newest dance work, Black Lakes. It is declarative and abstract all at once, a paradox.
In the current age of digital proliferation, it is no secret how little we, as humans in the developed world, have to do in order to carry out a task. Be it ordering food, uploading a photo, tracking a package, or hashtagging our thoughts, daily efforts do not require a large amount of emotional investment or precious attachment.
There are a lot of distinct, personal touches to Rebeca Medina’s latest evening-length work, Paraíso, at Five Myles gallery in Crown Heights. There are details that indicate hospitality, like free snacks before the performance, or the personal, face-to-face greeting from Medina to audience members.