KT COLLECTIVE dance company PRESENTS "The Time is Now"
“The time is now”, is an evening of dance that tackles the anxieties of life, embraces the light of motherhood and breathes through the joy of movement.
Choreographer Kristin Taylor Duncan saw something of herself in two artworks in the 30 Americans exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art in 2011. Having been moving so much for so long, she identified with the woman in black who dashed past an old, abandoned house in Xaviera Simmons's unsettling photograph "Appear, Appease, Applaud (Also, Perhaps, Maybe)." That inspired Duncan's new dance piece, Not at Rest, which she says is about "navigating the anxieties we feel as career builders, motivators, women, teachers." Having recently had a son at the time, Duncan also connected with the pregnant woman surrounded by a group of children at the center of Purvis Young's untitled painting. The result is The Time Is Now, a piece on motherhood and supporting a family while supporting oneself. Duncan explains the title: "All my career and life decisions, I have made because I realized or someone told me, the time is now—if it doesn't happen now, it might not happen." --