American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum co-present present the world premiere of a new ADF-commissioned site-specific work at the Nasher Museum. Cara Hagan’s new work “were we birds?” was created in collaboration with composer Amanda Addleman. It explores experiences of upheaval, prolonged states of limbo and the subsequent reorganization of one’s life following the disorientation of migration. Whether by choice or circumstance, movement on a large scale is often paired with discombobulation. When we manage to pull ourselves back together, what remains out of place? What was never in place to begin with? Audiences will listen to the sound score on their cell phones.
Audience members are invited to access the sound score through QR codes throughout the space and listen with their headphones or earbuds. For those audience members who do not have their own equipment, a small number of mp3 players with headphones will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Seating will be limited and prioritized for those who identify having limited mobility, pregnant, or require seating for other health issues.