do rag nicoll and oreck

Do Rag (2001)
Choreographed by Phyllis Lamhut
Music by Scott Joplin, performed by Marcus Roberts
Costumes: Rag Bag
Performed by Jessica Nicoll and Barry Oreck
Length: 8:00

Set to Marcus Roberts’ deconstructed versions of Scott Joplin’s ragtime, Do Rag features strange near-misses and almost never was-es. Do Rag uses complex rhythmic counterpoint to create a mysterious atmosphere of energy and action. In Lamhut’s unique, comic movement lexicon, Nicoll and Oreck make a foray into a wacky relationship where, she says, “something doesn’t happen.” Video Excerpt