duel H (2024)


Under the ground
Beneath the earth
Below the surface
Be low

To exist
An ex-pression of
A life out of / from

When life on earth seemed uninhabitable,
We went under

Subterranean growth
Subterranean light
Subterranean joy.

duel H explores bodies in relationship with ecology, moving along fluidities between human animals and land.

Inhabiting potential geologies where binaries of care and violence, human and non-human, above and below intertwine, the performance rearranges the hierarchical terms we habitually stand on.

Choreographer's notes (audio)

there was always more than one by Nora Raine Thompson

duel H in the Brooklyn Rail

Concept and Plot: Andros Zins-Browne
Created with and performed by Andros Zins-Browne, Kris Lee, and Ley
With: oni lem
Vocalist: H
Scenography: Andros Zins-Browne and Kim Schnaubert
Dramaturgy: Anna Lublina
Lighting: Carol Mullins
Costumes: Emma Clarke
Sound: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Didn't It Rain (Live, various versions)
Remix: Tobias Koch
Technical Direction: Niko Tsocanos
Production Support: Rosaly Ruiz, Seta Morton

Support for duel H: This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the NYS DanceForce, a partnership program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Zins-Browne received a Danspace Project Renewal Residency with support from Mellon Foundation. This project is supported, in part, by The Cheswatyr Foundation. Residency and materials support from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Materials for the Arts.