the aftermath affair
“…through an intense mixture of energy, movement and sound, the Society gives a taut, supernova performance that will leave unsuspecting audiences breathless, emotionally drained but wanting more….”
Lori Higa for The Potrero View
The Aftermath Affair was the outcome of Cabrera’s obsession with thrusting formality and rebellion at one another; shoving simplicity up against complexity. Clarity and line set the precedent for fiercely technical contemporary dance while Contact Improvisation and unpredictable partnering raised the bar for virtuosity and adventure. Blind Tiger Society’s signature aesthetic was visible in the rigor of the work but all assumptions about what box the company belongs in were completely upended. The Aftermath Affair was supported in part by The Rainin Foundation and The Fleishhacker Foundation.
Available for touring and/or commission.
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY AND DIRECTION
Odessa Avianna Perez
Emma Jane Salmon
"San Francisco Bay Area Round Up February 2014" Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance | READ
"Seduction" Irene Hsiao, SF Weekly | READ
"Cabrera premieres The Aftermath Affair" Natalie Marsh, Dance Anywhere | READ
San Francisco, CA
The Aftermath Affair premiered February 28th-March 2nd, 2014 at ODC Theater to three full houses and resounding cheers from audiences and critics alike. The show was the culmination of three years of intensive research, excavation and experiment with movement vocabulary. Boasting a divergent cast of 16 performers that included both Blind Tiger Society stalwarts and new recruits, the artistic scale of the work matched the magnitude of the ODC Theater. The work also marked the third collaboration with composer Ben Juodvalkis. Juodvalkis, a sought after composer whose resume includes both Lines Ballet and Joe Goode Dance Company, shaped the size and swell of the night while Cabrera choreographed a ferocious amalgam of dance idioms. The Aftermath Affair was supported in part by The Rainin Foundation and The Fleishhacker Foundation.