Thirst. Their bodies moved with slow, focused control, almost imperceptibly towards one another. The man, weakened, tried in vain to share a handful of water with the collapsing woman. By clinging to each other, they eventually prevailed.
In the second work, an aged tree trunk encrusted with leaves stood in the center of the stage. With contorted movements, the dancers' unclothed bodies lost their human form and functioned as sculptural suggestions of trees. Torsos supported trunks, legs spread roots, arms thrust out branches.
White heat, relentless, unrelieved and constant as the sun, pressed down upon the two dancers in