Death Is Certain
Choreography and Text: Jack Ferver
Performers: Jack Ferver, Tony Orrico, and Liz Santoro
Music: John McGrew
Lighting: Kathy Kaufmann
Costumes: The Performers
“Everything changes. Everything dies. We can struggle, but we will lose.” In Death is Certain, Jack Ferver looks at the manipulative, savage, and desperate ways we try to resist the most certain thing. Ferver tests the limits of the performers’ bodies and emotional states with high octane choreography, physically rigorous tasks repeated to point of exhaustion, and brutally honest text. The performers hold nothing back in their frenetic attempts to negate their fears of mortality. Obsessions over sex, status, and security all provide interesting, but ultimately futile, distractions. A haunting original score created in collaboration with the work, by John McGrew of Apollo Run, accompanies the piece.
2009 *Danspace Project. New York, New York.
Death Is Certain premiered at Danspace Project in 2009. Death Is Certain was made possible, in part, with funds from the 2008-2009 Danspace Project Commissioning Initiative with support from the Jerome Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Bessie Schönberg/First Light Commissioning and Creative Residency Program at Dance Theater Workshop, which is supported by the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts - a federal agency, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Jerome Robbins Foundation. Dance Theater Workshop’s Studio Series is supported, in part, by Time Warner Inc.