HILL HOUSE MINE is a dance/theatre work set in five rooms and the backyard of a midcentury modern home in the hills of Los Angeles.
HILL HOUSE MINE is a dance/theatre work set in five rooms and the backyard of a midcentury modern home in the hills of Los Angeles, CA.
Part haunted house, part live installation, HILL HOUSE MINE takes the audience on a journey through each room of the residence and explores a world where the fantasies of childhood become truth and the realities of loss are buried. The story follows a family coping with two tragic deaths. As the audience travels through the house they meet different family members and piece together a puzzle of death, dance, memory, and time.
Six performers from New York and Los Angeles use movement and text to bring the characters to life as they connect to the house’s architectural details. Hidden passageways, plastic-covered furniture, an expansive sloping yard, and a claw foot tub all add to the eerie backdrop for this interactive experience. Brick and mortar give way to the home’s memories and dreams, while the performers awaken its ghosts and rumors – all giving voice to a family in transition.
HILL HOUSE MINE was created specifically for the midcentury modern home that hosts Summercamp’s ProjectProject in the neighborhood of El Sereno, Los Angeles. The residence is full of pass-throughs and secret spaces and currently functions as an artist live/work space. Founded by Fatima Hoang, Elonda Billera and Janice Gomez in 2009, Summercamp’s ProjectProject showcases exhibitions, performances, lectures, workshops, screenings and events by activating multiple parts of the property – installing works in the sloped backyard, projecting videos on the living room ceiling, and presenting musical performances in the old goat pen. For more information about Summercamp, please visit: www.summercampprojectproject.blogspot.com.
HILL HOUSE MINE will be performed at Summercamp’s ProjectProject on August 19 and 21, 2011.
The site-specific work is written and choreographed by Brooklyn-based theatre artist Liza Wade Green in collaboration with six performers from both coasts.
Here’s where you come in!
By donating through this handy Kickstarter page, you’ll help HILL HOUSE MINE become a reality and receive some great rewards in the process! Your donation will help cover artists’ stipends, rehearsal space rental, travel expenses, and costumes, as well as video, audio, and other technical elements of the show. Please help this bi-coastal collaboration come to life!
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Jul 5, 2011 - Aug 12, 2011
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A public Thank You on the HILL HOUSE MINE program.
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A personalized postcard all the way from sunny Los Angeles, California and a public Thank You on the HILL HOUSE MINE program.
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A homemade Summercamp’s ProjectProject button plus all of the above. Who doesn’t need a button to add to their collection? You can wear it while you read our postcard.
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A handcrafted magnet inspired by the show plus all of the above. It’s perfect for keeping your nephew’s school picture front and center on your fridge.
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A HILL HOUSE MINE poster signed by the cast and all of the rewards listed above. Have fun analyzing our handwriting and tell us things we never knew about ourselves.
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A batch of Liza’s special chocolate chip cookies…it’s the same recipe that we’ll be using in HILL HOUSE MINE. That’s right, we’ll be handing out homemade cookies at the performance! Plus you get all of the rewards listed above.
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The cast will record a personalized spooky outgoing message for your voice mail. This spooky scary prize is perfect for giving your friends and family the creeps, plus we’ll throw in all of the rewards above!
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A poem written especially for you. You chose the subject matter - we unleash our creativity. And after you’ve read the poem to your heart’s content, you’ll have all of the above rewards to keep you busy.
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A custom made HILL HOUSE MINE tote bag with all the items above! I can already hear the compliments you’re going to receive from your grocer.