Pressure Pressure (1988)

Writing this performance I wanted to show the development of the stereotype often viewed as masculine. Using language that is directive and comes from the areas of sports, dance and the military, I wished to deconstruct the stereotype into component parts, while at the same time showing the dehumanizing impact on the male dancer. I had begun producing collaborative works at this time. Working with people from other disciplines, I found the inter-relating of ideas, forms and technologies strengthened my own ideas and approaches to artmaking.

Brian Webb created the choreographed moves and performed the piece. Sean O’Connell was a teaching colleague in the Philosophy department and Hansi Klemm was a student in the Theatre Program. We all worked/studied at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton.