Love in Space-Time
PROJECT IN DEVELOPMENT
Love in Space-Time: 12 Scenes in Re-Memory
A MOVEMENT-BASED PERFORMANCE PROJECT
Written by Gia Forakis. Developed by GF&CO
All photos and video footage on this page are taken from Project Development Residencies (February & June 2019)
Original Music by Katie Down
For list of actors seen in this video see credits at the bottom of this page
Love In Space-time is built on the premise that it’s during our experiences of love and loss and grief that a doorway into the 4th dimension opens up for us, and what happens if we walk through it.
The story traces one woman's passage through the love and loss of two men – her father and her lover.
In Love In Space-time scenes overlap, repeat, layer upon one another, and time and space are fluid.
Love In Space-Time is a story about what lies on the other side of grief. It is a journey of hope, humor, and transcendence.
LOVE IN SPACE-TIME is a multi-media movement-based performance project, for four OTOA trained performers with movement experience, which we envision with a video and sound installation.
We envision this project as a hybrid of theater & dance within the idiom of poetic-realism.
“Human beings live in time. We live in time like fish in the water … what we call time is our memory, our anticipation. … time is an approximate thing, not a fundamental thing in the world. Like up and down. Up and down makes sense here on Earth, but not in space.”
- Carlo Rovelli, Physicist
The Script is written by Gia Forakis.
The Project is being developed by GF&CO.
The Stage Direction is being led by Gia Forakis and has been developed in collaboration with GF&CO’s Member Artist & Stage Director, Darya Gauthier
Choreography is being created by Gia Forakis in collaboration with the cast.
Composer: Katie Down (original musical score)
Projections & Video: S.Katy Tucker
Lighting Design: Federico Restrepo
“As three-dimensional beings, we perceive time only as a result of memory. We remember what was as a variable interval from what is now. If we had zero memory, we could not detect time - we would exist only for the moment. The result is our apparent perception of time as a linear line, always going forward.”
-From: “Space-time Continuum by David Faige ©2006
GOALS & THEMES
The Goal is to create a theatrical experience of space-time --also known as the 4th dimension or the time continuum.
"All and always all at once." -from Love in Space Time
The Themes of this project, love, loss, grief, and transcendence, are informed by memory and remembering (re-memory), and how its impact on time and space affect the manner in which we experience our personal narratives.
"Grief and sorrow are two of the privileges of love." - G. Forakis
HISTORY OF SUPPORT
Love in Space-Time has received financial from :
The Yampolsky Foundation, E. Andrews, Evelyn Cohen, Alan Green, Linda Henderson, Faith Pepe, Theresa Reeves Simpson, David Vernon, Phyllis Yampolsky
Developmental residencies include:
The Putney School, Putney, VT, Next Stage Arts Project, Putney, VT, TheaterLab Hotel New Works, NYC, Java Hauz Studios, and Alchemical Studios, NYC.
** GF&CO MEMBER ACTORS seen in the promo video and photos on this page include:
Sharahn LaRue, Tony Naumovski, Randolph Curtis Rand, Jens Rasmussen, Stephanie Regina, Ümit Celebi
ADD'L GF&CO MEMBERS who have contributed their time and talents to the development of this project include:
Jennifer Lim, Marcus Ho, Tom Ligon, Kerry Milliron, Rob Donaldson, Bronwyn Simms