Premiered: March 24th, 2017 | Studio 210, San Francisco
Deborah Slater Dance Theater announced our 27th Home Season with the intimate and emotionally powerful TIME’S ARROW, performed in our home theater for an unusual three week-end run!
Built in two sections, ‘In the Before’ and ‘For the Time Being,’ Times Arrow draws inspiration from Ruth Ozeki’s novel ‘A Tale For the Time Being’ to address love over time, quantum physics, family portraits, walls, falling down, and continuing on in the face of loss.
Built in collaboration with the dancers, composers and designers, the work expands our central family story, the family we choose as opposed to the family we have and the many kinds of love we experience. Apropos of the times, using storytelling techniques and exceptional collaborators, Slater sheds light on the art of survival, the effects of loss over the passage of time, and our shared need for solace, humour and love in the face of harsh realities.
Performers: Heather Arnett, Colin Epstein, Anna Greenberg, Derek Harris, Meegan Hertensteiner, Jenny McAllister
Composer: Darren Johnston & the Darren Johnston Ensemble
Lighting Design: Allen Willner
Costume Consultant: Kate Mitchell
“A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.”
– Ruth Ozeki
Reviews: ‘THE LOVE THAT BINDS…an all permeating need to connect, that is intrinsic to what it means to be human. It embraces our contemporary sense of individuality but subjects it to something bigger.”
– Rita Felciano, DANCEVIEW TIMES
Photos by Robbie Sweeny