“Water” by Eric Wilcox and Noe Zavala. This wonderful choreography was originally created by my good friend, mime artist and founder of the SF Buffoons, Eric Wilcox as a duet at ‘The Goldston/Johnson School for Mimes’ at Gambier, Ohio in 1989. It is a beautiful study of mime moment. When Eric moved to San Francisco we developed ‘Water’ using four performers for my movement theater company ‘PointFix’ at our performance at “Project Theater Artuad ” with stunting images by Robert Horning and multimedia by Michael Schole and Larry Ackerman.
Performers are Eric Wilcox, Rodger Dillahunty , Bryan Welsh and Hogan Van Do.
Music by Jerry Goodman.
Admittedly I’m the first one to poke fun at the mere mention of a mime, but this has completely changed my mind! I never realized its true application to other forms of performance before. This is really quite beautiful!
You wouldn’t think that those hard bodies could look like water, but somehow the floating arms and cohesive moments flowed all those ripples together. Mmmm.
I guess my image of a tortured soul in white face trying to make their way out of an imaginary box is antiquated. The movement and timing is wonderful.