Ben's Admonition (2002)
Two men hang suspended, tethered together at the ankles. Their bare chests, fatigues and heavy boots suggest combat as the two commence an intricate dance of interdependence and separation. Swinging and spinning alternately from their wrists and feet in eloquent slow motion, they veer from moments of conflict to tender mutual support, from isolation to friendship. Inspired by Ben Franklin's admonition: “We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
Length: 11 minutes
Composer Paul Sullivan
Costumes by Angelina Avallone
Lighting by Stephen Strawbridge
Photos: Anita Soos
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