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Performing with a Persian carpet, Maria arranges her movement as an investigation of fluid sculptural process.

The carpet – originally a kind of grounding frame for the dance – becomes, variously, a prop, an outer skin and architecture. These shifts describe the negotiation of a dancing figure approaching visibility, and connect with the material of a defining sculptural ground. This desire manifests itself as a changing temporal process, as complex and interwoven as the many patterns in the carpet.

“Gazing at this exquisitely designed living sculpture, you also feel your own body straining with Hassabi, and in the slow friction between these two views, mysterious emotions ignite.” THE VILLAGE VOICE

This piece was performed as part of Nottdance 2013.

For more information on past Nottdance festivals please visit the Nottdance archive.