why make a phone call?
We had a rotary wall phone in my childhood home. I'd stretch the cord as far as it could go in an attempt to have a private conversation, which was never a reality.
Hello? is a 45-minute updance incorporating a retrospective look at telephone history (1960-today).
I researched telephone technology, interviewed the dancers in the Kansas City Dance Collective about conversations they remember, who they call and the reason they would call vs. text a person, and reflected on my own lifetime memories of phone calls and changing technology.
Memories include: telling secrets to a friend, talking to someone you love across the miles, three-way-call with friends, receiving bad news, phones in the office, and a retrospective incorporating the use of phone books, wall phones, and people piling into a phone booth.