Created by Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, who write: 'Desire Lines are alternate, unofficial routes or social trails in nature and landscape architecture. They represent an accumulated record of disobedience and transformation. We apply this phenomenon to an improvisation practice that maps individual and collective action. The choreographic material is the attention of the performer, a navigation of impulses and fixed systems. The dance offers shifting and emergent models for coexistence, assimilation, and rebellion. Our choices create a world built of its own desires, a provisional utopia constantly making and unmaking itself.'
DESIRE LINES: lecture
Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener
CUE Art Foundation
DESIRE LINES: translation
Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, and Claudia La Rocco
Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC)