adaptation cycles


adaptation cycles

a site-specific movement installation performed multiple times throughout the evening.

With each cycle, the performers must adapt to their surroundings and discover how to make space for themselves.

How do we learn to live with the environments that we create? How do we move with our resources? What happens when we have too much? What happens when we don’t have enough?

What imprints do our actions leave? How do our decisions ripple to affect others? How do we respond to societal pressures and desires that create environmental disaster?

How can we move with autonomy when the architecture shifts around us?


 Conceived and created by Sarah Ingel in collaboration with the performers.
Performed by Sarah Ingel, Amanda Rentschler, and Lillian Willis.
Music by Dylan Gilbert and Talking Heads

This project was made possible through the support of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Blumenthal Endowment, and the arts councils in Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Union, and York (SC) counties.

Photos by Alex Alcorn

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