The Weight of Light | 2004/2005

Choreography, Set and Costume Design
Vanessa Voskuil

Galen Treuer and Megan Odell
Additionally performed by Cade Holmseth

Excerpts from Maurice Blanchot, Waiting for Oblivion
Roland Barthes, A Lover's Discourse
Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star

Presented by The Southern Theater as part of Best Feet Forward, Minneapolis, MN (2005)
Presented by Red Eye Theater as part of Isolated Acts, Minneapolis, MN (2004)



"…Vanessa Voskuil's 'The Weight of Light'…wants to explain modern love, love without children or money or families or marriage, the love of two people talking and touching. Voskuil throws everything in: her dancers hug each other while dangling from aerialists' silks, bark Barthes while sorting apples and oranges, and dance their need, their irritation, and their bodily affection to the courtly music of Geminiani and Vivaldi”.


“Vanessa Voskuil's "The Weight of Light,"…successfully places Megan Odell and Cade Holmseth in a Godot-like setting where they grapple with how to communicate like lovers instead of clowns.”

- City Pages