Nothing, No thing (2008)

No seduction, No victim, No state, No escaping, No denial, No apology, No waiting, No language, No beauty, Nothing, No thing, Nothing, No thing.

Nothing, No Thing is a stark and simple piece that unravels in three parts: a dance, a monologue and a song, all of which convey an excess of internal information and feeling. It is about trying to negotiate ephemeral feelings inside of a body that is inescapably solid.

Created and Performed by Miguel Gutierrez
Music by Gwen Stefani and Tim Rice Oxley
Text by Miguel Gutierrez
Lighting by Lenore Doxsee
Duration: 37 minutes

Nothing, No thing was commissioned by the 2008 La MaMa Moves Festival.

background and performance photos by Alex Escalante