Love in Space-Time:
12 Scenes in Rememory
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 upon 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 then what happens if we choose to walk through it.
The story traces one woman's passage through the love and loss of two men in her life – her father and her lover.
It is a timeless and intimate work, where scenes overlap, repeat, and layer upon one another, and where time and space are fluid.
RELEVANCE & RESONANCE
Although written before our current global pandemic and collective trauma, its relevance and resonance are found in the need to honor our losses, and to hold our hearts tenderly, compassionately, and collectively.
In these ways it is a universal work that speaks to our current time, both personally and globally, reminding us of the healing to be found in our shared humanity.
Part elegy, part eulogy, LOVE IN SPACE-TIME is a journey, about what lies on the other side of grief: a journey of hope, humor, and transcendence.
LOVE IN SPACE-TIME is a movement-based performance project within the idiom of poetic-realism. It features four performers with unique movement training.
The minimalist production (actors, chairs, a table, a few hand props) also includes lighting and sound design installations to support this hybrid of theater & dance, with an original music score.
“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 Artists & Assoc. 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 support 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:
Jose Febus, Jennifer Lim, Marcus Ho, Tom Ligon, Kerry Milliron, Rob Donaldson, Bronwyn Simms