Carrie Ahern Dance

Carnal Spill
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2023
Location: Kensington

"Carnal Spill" is the newest dance in choreographer Carrie Ahern’s 'Sex Status' series that seeks to expose what is considered most private about women’s experience in modern life. This time, the focus is on the language women use and receive during the act of sex. "Carnal Spill" invites the audience to consider how verbal language and cliche, fantasy, and the stories we tell ourselves operate inside of sexual play. How does our relationship to words evoke erotic connection or disconnection; turn-on or shame? What is it about our fantasy life that can expand our reality? As with the rest of the 'Sex Status' canon, the work is performed in private homes that will be open to the public. Home address is given upon purchase of ticket on website.

Photo by Julie Lemberger, 2022