Time Moves Differently in ‘A Slow Drag’

GOING SOLO: TIME MOVES DIFFERENTLY IN A SLOW DRAG

For a choreographer, time is a working tool. But as much of America endured last summer’s pandemic lockdowns, Edgar L. Page noticed that time seemed to be behaving strangely.

His new Going Solo work, A Slow Drag, “looks at my experience with the feeling of having time become non-linear, in a sense, during this very unique time of history that we all endured,” he says.

Premiering this Friday, A Slow Drag explores this concept through film. Cinematographer Lance Glenn filmed AMB company artist Claire Goodwillie performing Page’s choreography in several locations – from a dance studio to a rooftop – then assembled the segments into a seamless yet non-linear flow.

A Slow Drag is the latest work in Going Solo: The Guest Series – a new set of films within the Going Solo project featuring works by sought-after guest choreographers from across the nation.

 Photo by Sydney S. Noble

Edgar L. Page is originally from Detroit, where he began his dance training through the Detroit Public Schools system. He furthered his dance studies at the Alvin Ailey School and the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, and earned his BA in dance from Western Michigan University. After graduating, he spent a season with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company before joining the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. He toured domestically and internationally as a principal member of the company for nearly a decade.

Now based in Denver, Edgar directs his own company, Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement, which received a 2019 Readers’ Choice award from 5280 Magazine. He is a mentee in the Dance/USA Institute for Leadership Training Cohort and has been named a City of Denver Cultural Partner, a Creativity Connects Fellow, and a Next Stage NOW Artist. He is the inaugural recipient of the Presenting Denver Dance Festival’s Audience Favorite Award and is the current Presenting Denver Dance Festival Artist in Residence.

Claire Goodwillie interprets the feelings explored in Edgar L. Page’s A Slow Drag.

Join us for the virtual premiere of A Slow Drag by watching any time beginning at 7 pm CDT Friday on our Facebook and YouTube channels.