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Ralph Lemon on How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere?



TALK DANCE host Justin Jones speaks with Ralph Lemon about his work How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere?

00:50 / Multiple meanings of perception and experience in the title
06:10 / Where does reality and memory fit into the piece?
06:50 / “Truth becomes fiction becomes truth becomes fiction…”: Blurring of art and life
09:49 / Divisions and structure—or lack thereof—in How Can You Stay…?
11:35 / Questioning the idea of performance
12:45 / Investigation of secrets in the collaborative process
15:00 / “What you just experienced is not really there, it’s gone”: Indeterminacy and the ephemeral
17:00 / Origin for the choreographic material
18:03 / In control/out of control
19:55 / Audience reaction/presence
24:00 / Ralph Lemon’s multimedia work
28:09 / Impermanence and structure of media in How Can You Stay…?
32:45 / Collaboration with Walter and Edna