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Splitting the Difference (2009)

choreography & performance
Kelly Bond
with special thanks to Ines Lopez-Carrasco, Mizar Martinez, Sasa Asentic, Neto Machado, and Younes Atbane
The body is like a sentence that invites us to reimagine it, so that its real meaning becomes clear through an endless series of anagrams.

–Hans Bellmer


Splitting the Difference explores ideas of self and subject by presenting a history of the body through the lens of spectacle and image. This choreographic solo work proposes an alien body, a trained body, a historical body–all with an acute awareness of the subject within. Using physical sensation and text to connect to its spectator empathetically, an opening is created through which the viewer can ask: What would an anagram of my own body look like?


This work was funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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