One with Others

Karen Sherman

What does it mean to be seen, handled, used and needed? Via choreography, handyman arts, and text, One with Others explores “legacy”—what we hand down to one another, or lure one another into.

A group/dance performance project on biography, choice, and communication, One with Others looks to crude, handmade objects to extend, express, and make sense of our bodies, our interactions, our desires, and even our identities.

Dance and language are taught to us by others, and yet we find ways to mark our individuality in the world. This piece dismantles and then cobbles back together relationships between people, within ourselves, and between affinities and art.

Performers: Joanna Furnans, Don Mabley-Allen, Karen Sherman.


The presentation of One With Others was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Fusebox is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors of NPN include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

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