"Abstract" choreography meets audience engagement
Rein feels the same way but explains the trust also comes from the fact that "we create everything together, so we are interested in seeing the interactions between us." Chatting with them in their kitchen, you get the sense that they are completely in tune with each other. They finish each other's sentences like an old married couple (which they are not).
At the most recent CONCEPT series last August, RAWdance showed the beginnings of new piece, Turing's Appel, inspired by Alan Turing, the pioneering British scientist who was driven to suicide because of his homosexuality. (The piece is set to premiere this summer at Z Space.) Dance critic Heather Desaulniers described the excerpt in terms of the questions she saw the choreographers raising: "How do constraints affect physicality; how do situations differ when change is purposeful or accidental; what circumstances make the most sense in the body?"