Two Alike Preview

By Rosie Trump

“A mutual love fest” is how choreographer Jack Ferver describes his collaboration with visual artist Marc Swanson for Two Alike, premiering September 15-17 at DiverseWorks Theater.  While both these artists are based in New York, it took a commissioning partnership between two Houston arts organizations (the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and DiverseWorks) to bring Ferver and Swanson together.  Despite the affection these artists share for each other’s work, Two Alike was born from a darker seed, the journey through childhood loneliness.

“This piece is many firsts for me.  This is my first time collaborating with a visual artist, and in fact, my first time having a set,” confesses Ferver.  After a series of studio visits, rehearsals and long talks about their personal histories, Ferver and Swanson decided that the main theme of Two Alike work would revolve around the woods, which both artists had spent a lot of time in as children… read more

This article was originally published at Dance Source Houston

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