Something's Got Ahold of My Heart
The Portland-based ensemble Hand2Mouth was in residence for two weeks in EMPAC’s Theater for final rehearsals of Something’s Got Ahold of My Heart. Exploring the tension between how love is portrayed in popular culture versus how it is experienced in our personal lives, the performance drew on diverse source material including interviews, pop music concert footage, and advice books. The resulting work, performed in three movements, wrestles with people’s desire to craft the perfect declaration of love, and the gap between the ideal and the reality of long-term commitment.
Founded in 2000, Hand2Mouth creates performances that draw from dance, music, theater, and design.