us is an evening-length solo show for Alexandra Beller in which she struggles to defend her body, mind, liberty and inspiration from government assault through dance, text, puppetry, and ultimately her relationship to the audience.
us, created through the HERE Artist in Residency Program, is an evening length solo work for Alexandra Beller. “us” is a critique of contemporary American politics and the psycho-social fallout from legislative descion-making. In various duets with objects (including an American flag, an infalatable sex doll and a mop), Beller confronts the threat of the anti-choice movement, the hypocrisy of gay marriage opposition, and the state of disrepair of the arts.
We follow one woman in her struggle to defend her body, mind, liberty and inspiration from government assault. Beller, "a seductive mix of bravado and despair" (Deborah Jowitt, Village Voice ), uses rich theatricality and vigorous physicality to challenge the phenomenon of blind patriotism.