Original title: Lightning Dance

Lightning Dance investigates the influence of electric weather on bodily imagination. It features Craig Black Eagle, Oshane Overload-Skankaz, and their respective teams, in the company of Cecilia Bengolea, performing solo and group dance routines under heavy thunderstorms. Sweat and tropical rain further dissolve the boundaries between the inside and the outside, reminding us perhaps that inner body fluid is an electrical conductor that functions for the body in ways similar to the synapses of the brain – creating new pathways and communication highways redefining sentience. The spirit and rhythms that infuse the body move in several directions at once. The beginning and end of traditional dance are forgone in favor of the actualization of a polymorphous identity marked by a body not in a state of realization but of rehearsal, of constant becoming, deferred gratification.

  • Duration: 6
  • Production year: 2018
  • Country: Jamaica
  • Subtitles: English

Cecilia Bengolea