In Resist/Surrender (2006) Jaroslow peels back the veneer of our culture’s assumptions about maleness and masculinity, and exposes an explosive physicality. The piece asks what masculinity could mean if we reconciled our attraction to and repulsion from the assumed power of maleness. It draws from the experiences of a diverse group of community members, including NYC firefighters, corporate lawyers, gay teens and senior adults and men recently out of prison. In addition to the four dancers Resist/Surrender features a chorus of twelve men from diverse backgrounds, including a math teacher, a firefighter, a sociologist, and a waiter. Composer Scott Johnson has created a riveting score for Resist/Surrender based on recordings of interviews with many different kinds of men, as well as an all male poker game. The program also includes excerpts from an interview with the artist. Running time: 40 minutes.