Ben Hur

2012

Loosely based on the ‘slave galley’ scenes from the old Hollywood movies, this work is a re-contextualization of labor and struggle.

 Daryl Atwell, is the lead rower in this performance. His position up-front is essential for pacing and order in the first half of the work.

Daryl Atwell, is the lead rower in this performance. His position up-front is essential for pacing and order in the first half of the work.

 The participants are a loose assortment of a variety of D.C. community members. A doctor, a few artists, a technical writer, and a self described ‘dealer’, makes up the performers of this work.

The participants are a loose assortment of a variety of D.C. community members. A doctor, a few artists, a technical writer, and a self described ‘dealer’, makes up the performers of this work.

 A view from above, this performance lasted for over an hour as performers pushed their bodies to the limit.

A view from above, this performance lasted for over an hour as performers pushed their bodies to the limit.

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 DJ Tony Tech, spins an assortment of ‘tracks’ as the performers work themselves to collapse.

DJ Tony Tech, spins an assortment of ‘tracks’ as the performers work themselves to collapse.

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