August 27th, 2011
Here’s a little rehearsal clip. Hope you enjoy it, share it, and comment on it. This is a solo for Cain, and I think is a fun exploration of the Cain character. This is from the first act.
If you’re not familiar with the Cain story, it’s worth checking out. Exploring the Cain character in dance I hope we’re able to illuminate some of the human character traits in this archetype.
Here is the beginning of the Cain dialogue:
In the course of time Cain presented some of the land’s produce as an offering to the LORD. And Abel also presented — some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat portions. The Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, and he was downcast.Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you furious? And why are you downcast? If you do right, won’t you be accepted? But if you do not do right, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must master it.” Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.