people like you

This is a duet by Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters of Lean-to Productions. “People Like You” puts on display a consideration of ambition, complacency, stardom, domesticity, and the dueling desires for recognition and retreat. Both exceptional and mundane, “People Like You” marks the everyday “performance” of our lives as we inhabit the roles of our selves, our once imagined futures, our dreams come true, our fantasies and our failures in order to relate to and stand out from People Like You (just like you).

With over a decade of creating and performing together, Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters explore the potentials of the duet form, mining the format to reveal the complex intersections of how and who we are in relation to what or whom we meet. Their collaborative work integrates influences from contemporary dance, visual art, literary fiction, and theater, evoking moments when movement becomes language, objects become characters, and everyday logic is suspended. Rather than relying on a known process or style, Lincoln and Seiters continue to meet in a collaborative process that uses their long history on the stage and in the studio together to find new ways of working that are specific to the project at hand. This approach supports the company’s mission to present deeply investigated material, resulting in work with a sense of history, internal logic and integrity.