Composer David Lang wrote about his 1995 composition, “In Cheating, Lying, Stealing, although phrased in a comic way, I am trying to look at something dark. The piece is a series of unreliable, imperfect repetitions.” And yet studying Lang’s score reveals the precise logic used to construct a frame for these imperfections: the piece ends with a mirror image of the beginning, winding back into itself.
Propelled by Lang’s dark sonic landscape, six women communicate with vague gestures and suggest undefined emotional entanglements, alternately pulling away from and drawn back into a vortex of unrelenting unanimity.
Choreography: Janaki Patrik and the Dancers
Music: Cheating, Lying, Stealing, composed by David Lang
Dancers: Aimee Phelan Deconinck, Caron Eule, Wanjiru Kamuyu, Sita Mani, Amy Priya Santos, Yayoi Suzuki