Part lecture, part choreographic exposition, Now Then: A Prologue is a solo performance by Allie Hankins that affirms the futility of lust and its anticlimactic arc—from the first intoxicating charge of the unattainable through the subsequent stumbling pursuit of desire. It's a slyly comedic work that weaves seduction, stand-up comedy motifs, and forced voyeurism in an eager attempt to exhibit the extraordinary and cumbersome illogic of love and sex. Performed at The Siren Theater in Portland, OR in May 2016. Costumes by Rose Mackey, lighting design by Vanessa Janson, and sculptures by Maggie Heath & Mo Ritter.
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Photos: top image by Ashley Sophia Clark, slideshow images by Chelsea Petrakis