<em>Overtakelessness</em> is a showing of movement discoveries found in a month-long workshop laboratory led by Coco Karol at Hollins University. The performance has been created together with participants of Gestures of Care Workshop and includes hospice volunteers from Carilion Hospice Clinic, residents of the Roanoke Valley area, Reiki practitioners, and members of the Hollins community who share experiences, and interest in caregiving, end of life care, and moments when one body is called upon to communicate with another body beyond language. The showing is the physical poetry found from sharing stories, space, and touch.
“Overtakelessness” is a word told me by a philosopher once: das Unumgänglich – that which cannot be got round. Cannot be avoided or seen to the back of. And about which one collects facts – it remains beyond them.” (Anne Carson, Nox)