DuBeUs

DuBeUs

DuBeUs takes a look at the fine balance between individual and group dynamics: when group assimilation is natural and beneficial, and when it swallows or distorts the individual. DuBeUs will examine some of these dynamics, and ask when is conformity crucial and when is it detrimental, when does it happen naturally and when is it forced upon the individual. Even countercultures conform to social strata; unique individuals come together to create communities and the “underground” or “alternative” slowly become the norm. In some situations, religious people are shunned or persecuted because of their beliefs and end up hiding a part of who they are in order to live a peaceful life. Under the law known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, it has been necessary to hide a part of one’s life merely to keep one’s job. Counterbalancing groups and unison with individuals and solos, DuBeUs explores how people naturally follow and organize, when rules keep people from fully expressing
themselves, and what happens when people bend or break those rules, or are simply not willing to follow.
Caroline Alexander, Jennifer Bennett, Leah Curran, Stacey Swann, and Katharine Vigmostad will be collaborating and performing in this new piece.