Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica is presenting Clairobscur Dance Company’s This Facility is Being Monitored For Your Protection and Security Friday through Sunday, November 6th to 8th.
The performance will be displayed in three distinct works, which “explore the degradation of life and society, manifestations of anger, loss and visceral fear,” says Laurie Sefton, Clairobscur’s artistic director and choreographer.
Shows are scheduled at 8:30 p.m. November 6th and 7th, and 3 p.m. November 8th at Highways, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica.
Part 1 of the performance, “Surveillance,” is a quartet that investigates society’s reactions to and perceptions of surveillance, both visual and physical, Sefton says. From the seemingly benign, ever-present camera to the increasingly invasive security checkpoint “pat-down,” this work questions the constant watchfulness of “Big Brother” and presents possible physical and emotional responses to being watched, she says.
Part II, “Panopticon,” is a duet that further develops the idea of the visual and physical invasion of people’s lives.
The event also features Clairobscur repertory works and premieres including “Out of Life,” a triptych of solo performances that include “Solace,” a solo inspired by the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and subsequent long illness of Sefton’s father.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for members, students and seniors. The public may also purchase tickets online at www.highwaysperformance.org/.
Information, (310) 315-1459.