Blue13 at the ford: "100 seconds to midnight"

 In “100 Seconds to Midnight,” a new contemporary dance project choreographed by Achinta S. McDaniel, the company delves deep into the complexities of the human experience, drawing inspiration from the infamous Doomsday Clock. Made famous by J. Robert Oppenheimer, Albert Einstein, and other concerned scientists, the clock measures how close the planet is to global catastrophe, marked as midnight. McDaniel turns the metaphor inward to examine the notion of “doom” as it pertains to South Asian communities. Repeatedly erased but resilient, these communities often grapple with cyclical trauma and the unrelenting anxiety of impending loss. Through a triptych of movements, “100 Seconds to Midnight” confronts misogyny, unpacks the generational effects of colonization, and scrutinizes the expectations placed upon women regarding duty, tradition, and assimilation. generational effects of colonization, and interrogate women’s duty, tradition, and assimilation. 

Saturday, September 28th, 2024

Gates op
en: 6:30pm

The Ford
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Los Angeles, CA 90068