“Karen Sherman is an artist with both grit and guts…She is agile and fearless.” —Minneapolis/St. Paul City Pages
Dance, words, and scrap lumber are the raw materials for One with Others, an examination of who we become due to the choices we—or others—make. Crude, handmade wooden appendages—part prop, prosthetic, and costume—stand alongside text and choreography to form a trio of blunt, jury-rigged languages that ask: can movement be a refuge from words? Can objects be language? Can words be visuals? Can we, in our groping toward self-realization and being with others in the world, do without even one of these?
One with Others was made possible in part with a research and development residency and co-production support by Vermont Performance Lab with funding support from the New England Foundation for the Art’s National Dance Project with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and VPL’s Creation Fund donors. One with Others is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with the New England Foundation for the Arts through the National Dance Project. Major support for NDP is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation.