Polyrhythm, 2009, 24:22 min


Polyrhythm, produced in Union Square, New York City, was a choreographed series of actions performed by actors and musicians in public. Using text from presidential speeches from Washington to Obama, but with the politics removed, the rhetoric suggested a striving for an idealised, utopian place or state of mind. The performers responded to the layout of the square, converging at its centre as their dialogue and song overlapped and merged.