NOTE - PREMIER POSTPONED for more info - click HERE
The Bettmann Dances performance, titled “Quis Custodiet ” refers to the Latin phrase “Quis Custodiet Ipsus Custodet,” meaning “Who Shall Watch the Watchers Themselves”. Tim's videos create the backdrop for the dance.
Bettmann Dances' Juan Michael rehearses (Katherine Frey/Washington Post)
According to Rob Bettmann, Artistic Director, the performance is intended to create a conversation about “what security means to us and how we pursue it.”
The dance, in three sections, starts with a retelling of the Adam and Eve story, comparing Eve to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and examining the question of too much information made public can be dangerous.
“I am not trying to moralize one way or the other" Bettman says, "I don’t understand how terrible things happen. As an artist, it’s easy to describe a problem. It is harder to suggest a solution.”Premier of Quis Custodiet by Bettmann Dances
Woolly Mammoth Theatre
641 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Friday September 2 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tickets are $25, $15 for students and teachers. To purchase online visit http://quis.bettmanndances
Dance by: Michelle Maleh, Caroline Yost, Juan Michael Porter II, and Susan Steinman;
Videos by Tim Tate;
Costumes by Amy Carr-Taylor;
Quis poster by Johanna Mueller