Choreography: Melanie Aceto
Composer: Ping Jin
Dancers: Melanie Aceto and Jenna Delmonte
Knit explores the interlacing of two bodies; the physical and emotional connections of being in very close proximity. Each section embraces the melodies and themes in Ping Jin’s compositions that are based on traditional Chinese folk songs.
Section one is a Chinese lullaby indicative of a moving willow tree; the bodies seamlessly interlace like the branches of the willow tree. Section two is based on a Tibetan folk song with solid tone color; the dancers take on a more combative and grounded mood and movement vocabulary. The Rising Half Moon, section three, depicts the Chinese relationship to the moon, always as a reflection on the river; the two bodies are reflected in one other. Tibetan Dance, section four, the two bodies dance playfully and energetically.