The False and True Are One (2010)


Premiere: December 2010
Z Space, San Francisco

The False and True Are One combines Liss Fain’s choreography with the spoken text of Lydia Davis’s witty and unusual short stories. An architecturally designed set of translucent screens and an immersive sound environment encompass the performers—the seven dancers move within the four delineated areas of the set; an actor is in the center. Solos, trios, and duets occur concurrently; the audience moves freely between these areas, seeing some aspects of the choreography from close range and others through the translucent screens. The False and True Are One is about different perceptions of the same event/thing—and the images triggered by this. 



Choreography: Liss Fain
Music: Dan Wool
Text: Lydia Davis
Installation & Lighting Design: Matthew Antaky
Costume Design: Mary Domenico
Actor (2010): Jeri-Lynn Cohen

Original cast: 
Jennifer Beamer, Jeremiah Crank, Megan Kurashige, Shannon Kurashige, Alec Lytton, Bethany Mitchell
Additional performances: 
Mill Valley Library, Mill Valley, CA (February 2011); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (November 2011)

Photos: Eugene Borodin
Video: Rapt Productions