Footholds and Foundations


  • Kranzberg Black Box 501 N Grand Blvd St Louis, MO, 63103 United States

Architecture and dance share a common component, as seen in architect Kenneth L. Warriner's concept of variable commitment. Namely, can a structure be transformed by how individuals use the space? Living creatures are both defined by the space that they occupy while simultaneously redefining their space to meet their needs. From the legends on a shirt to family pictures on a cubicle to location of a favorite chair in a home, we are constantly mitigating the space that confines us in an effort to communicate exactly who we are. Consuming Kinetics Dance Company's Spring 2016 Concert, "Footholds and Foundations," seeks to demonstrate how individuals interact with each other, negotiating the boundaries of fixed space through motion. The process of movement is at the heart of a network of fluid constructions, built upon a foundation that is assumed to be stable and eternal. But when the footholds shirt and structures crumble, how do people scramble for traction and rebuild their worlds?