The first section, commissioned by The Kitchen, where it premiered in April 2007, was originally created for Tara Lorenzen and Matthew Winheld. Recreated in 2008 for the powerful performers, Marc Mann and Elke Rindfleisch, Ecsteriority1 is a visceral experiment in restraint and physical, sexualized attack. The dance is one of distance and distorted closeness, where the space between the performers is stretched in one moment and collapses in the next.
Abruptions in exterior life and the decaying of logic define Ecsteriority2. Performed by the extraordinary Wally Cardona and Derry Swan, the piece consists of unfulfilled scenarios created through a series of awkward relocations and repositions.