Premiering at the CAC, The Lipstick is a provocative dance performance accompanied by solo violin and a tube of lipstick.
Daring, discomfiting, and darkly hilarious, The Lipstick treads the fine line between what is sacred and what is profane, as choreographer Meryl Murman reflects on her Arab ancestry and the complexities of a diasporic culture. Armed with only a bullet of red lipstick on a minimalist set, the performers weave through shifting landscapes as they illustrate the relationship between identity and geography with rigorous athleticism and aggressive sensuality.
Musical Composition and Performance Rebecca Crenshaw
Lighting Design Chu-hsuan Chang
Performed by Calvin Rowe, Eric Namaky, Phillip Rush, Jake Harkey, Alan Perez
Sound Design Trey Chandler
Arabic Translations and OratoryRamzi Hibri
Immediately following the performance on Friday, September 30, members of FLOCK and CAC Senior Curator of Performing Arts Laurie Uprichard discuss the artistic journey to realizing The Lipstick.