Cynthia Oliver Co.

Closure for Blood Gutters for Veins

“Closure” is a collaboration between Oliver, comic book artists John Jennings and Damian Duffy, and composer Jason Finkelman. Premiered at Festival 2011, University of Illinois Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Six dancers embody superhero iconography, pedestrian physicality and virtuostic dancing to navigate the meeting of the two-dimensional world of comics and the three-dimensional world of dance. This new exploration of Oliver’s is an experiment in a multi-disciplinary negotiation of image, space and time that is colorful, exacting, and at once humorous in its short and lively journey.