Dance-performance by Ariane Lopez-Huici, 1995
Filmed by Chrystel Egal
Music improvised by William Parker
“What does a woman want ?
From the beginnings of time to contemporary psychoanalysis, humanity turns again and again to this haunting question. This performance by Ariane Lopez-Huici does not propose an answer, but poses the question anew with disturbing intensity. There is both pain and self-assurance, pride despite a mysterious, burning hurt, and the affirmation of a pleasure that is solitary yet destined for the gaze of an invisible partner. This lithe and ageless body, exposed before us, translates into modern gestural practice the memory of the ancient Spanish duende. And Ariane Lopes-Huici becomes its unexpected messenger.“
New York, 1995