photo by Liza Voll
courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance
Choreography & Stage Design: Pontus Lidberg
Music: David Lang
Lighting Design: Pontus Lidberg with Carolyn Wong
Costume Design: Karen Young
Director of Photography: Martin Nisser
Dancers: Adrian Danchig-Waring, Gabrielle Lamb, Pontus Lidberg, Laura Mead, and Jens Weber
World Premiere: June 25, 2012, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
WITHIN (Labyrinth Within) was commisioned by Morphoses.
Described by the New York Times as "an intriguing diptych", WITHIN (Labyrinth Within) is an evening of art forms live and projected.
Playing with our perceptions of reality through a creative weaving together of dance, film, and interconnected relationships, with music by David Lang, Pontus Lidberg creates a mysterious and powerful experience. The work begins with a suspenseful and elegant live performance that includes, Adrian Danchig-Waring of New York City Ballet, Jens Weber, Gabrielle Lamb, and Laura Mead that segues into Lidberg's award winning film "Labyrinth Within" starring Wendy Whelan, Giovanni Bucchieri, and Lidberg himself.
WITHIN (Labyrinth Within) was created during Pontus Lidberg's tenure as 2012 Resident Artistic Director. The work had its world premiere to great acclaim at Morphoses' debut performances at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival June 27-July 1, 2012. Subsequent performances included Dancenet Sweden (a 5 city tour of Sweden) October 17-29, 2012, a 6 performance season at The Joyce Theater, November 7-11, 2012 in New York City, and 2 performances at The Aspen Fringe Festival June 20 & 21, 2013.