dance & physical theatre · adam kerbel · world premiere · United States of America

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Part concert, part dance-theatre show, ASCENT is a 45-minute low-fi performance taking on the hidden vulnerabilities that men experience within themselves and repurposed as questions that live deep within the performance. Developing gradually over the course of the show, the performers embark on a duet that cycles through impressions of intimacy as if it were the third partner in the piece. ASCENT culminates in two duets of athleticism: one of booming Japanese Taiko drumming and a fragile dance of collisions that impels these individuals to listen beyond their words.

ASCENT was developed during the Terra Nova Choreographic Residency, a project of Rosanna Gamson/World Wide with support from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

What audiences are saying about ASCENT:
“Playful”- Goreti Da Silva
“A terrific Fringe experience” – Ed Sharrow
“Sneaks up on you with its power” – Carolyn Ellis, audience member

“Raw” “Riveting” “Engaging”

production team

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adam kerbel

lead artist - performer
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brandon baruch *

collaborator - designer
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shih-wei willie wu

collaborator - musician - performer
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lisa dring

collaborator - outside-eye / dramaturg

* Fringe Veteran

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