ORBIT, notes on the edge of forever
Premiere at Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, 2006
Love is more than metaphor in Orbit (notes from the edge of forever). Love is like the intractable need connected to the exploration of space—especially when the search is bent toward the hope of some ultimate encounter: that contact with somebody, out there, who knows who you are. It's as if an inner wilderness were turned inside out and projected to infinity.
—Rob Avilla, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Created by Erika Chong Shuch (director, choreographer, writer)
Created in collaboration with performers: Melanie Elms and Danny Wolohan with Kieran Chavez, Joseph Estlack, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, Courtney Moreno
Video design: Ishan Vernallis with III
Live music and original score: Daveen DiGiacomo
Set and Light design: Sean Riley
Presented by Intersection for the Arts
Production Support: Dance: Creation to Performance program, funded by the James Irvine Foundation and administered by Dance/ USA, the San Francisco Arts’ Commission, the Zellerbach Family Fund, and Intersection for the Arts resident artist program.