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Created by Melinda Ring, Impossible Dance #2 (still life) is thirty-minute solo improvisation, situated in a three-walled room made of clamped together theater flats, that involves the accumulation of objects (furniture and found objects) and gestures in the space. Moments of slowing and pausing combine with physical disorientation, in which the improviser moves off-kilter through disorderly accumulation. The dance requires the splitting and layering of multiple kinds of attention and memory.


Living Archives

Mapping the Unruly: Melinda Ring’s Impossible Dances

Melinda Ring and Kai Kleinbard

Bennington College



Impossible Dances: Past and Future

Melinda Ring and Kai Kleinbard

Movement Research at Danspace Project