“Ms. O’Con envelops the viewer in a harsh world where the articulation of the dancer’s back — sometimes grotesque and sometimes oddly beautiful — creates ghostly, surreal images that play tricks on your mind....But this work is about more than a series of bizarre positions. In its final moments the dancers recede; Ms. O’Con, keeping the big picture intact, allows the space to grow.”

The Chocolate Factory Theater (premiere): June 5-8 2008

Danspace Project : January 7-9 2009

Created and Performed By Tara O'Con
in collaboration with Performers Jodi Bender and Carly Pansulla
Sound Design and Composition  Jason Sebastian
Light Design Kathy Kaufmann
Visual Media Brian Rogers
Costumes Mary Mckenzie

Photos and Video Ryutaro Mishima

Walk It Once was made possible, in part, with funds from the 2008-2009 Danspace Project Commissioning Initiative with support from the Jerome Foundation. The first iteration of Walk It Once premiered at The Chocolate Factory as part of its 2008 Visiting Artists program. The work was developed in part through a Dance Theater Workshop Fresh Tracks Creative Residency, with funding from The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.

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