The piece was conceived around the problematic 17th-century diaries of Samuel Pepys. Pepys danced, sang, strummed, shopped, strove, bullied and groped—and he recorded all of it in his diary, completely unfiltered. This duet focuses on all of the diary entries where he talks about his obsession with dancing using different modes of story-telling. A 15 min Duet with Text and Dance.
Performed by Elizabeth DeMent and Aaron Mattocks
Photography by Liz Lynch