Talsikan
WORLD PREMIERE 2015 
Norbert De La Cruz III
Ben Juodvalkis
25 minutes
The Wilma Theater

Pronunciation: tah-all-seek-ohn (Tagalog/Filipino). Translation: The leaps of a spark; sudden flight of splinters; an abrupt flight into the air.

This collaborative work questions why one feels the need to take flight and levitate. A lift of the limbs, resistance against the floor, the support of a hand, or perhaps the emotional surrender to the music is what may bring us one step closer to these desired heights – exploring the levels of how one figure abruptly emerges only to influence the rise and trials of those around it.

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"The ensemble work tackles themes of constriction and artifice, so central to classical ballet...Under Cruz’s investigation, the pointe shoe becomes everything it is not supposed to be...the work reaches a spectacular crescendo that’s part Stomp, part Momix, and part feminist literary theory..."
THE DANCE JOURNAL

"There is nothing small about Talsikan..."
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