I am producing my first evening length work this January at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange.
In Trains and Hurricanes, the four dancers portray slightly tipsy old-timey train workers who have been dropped off in the middle of the swamp, only to be left behind by the next train that comes through. At this in-between place, we humorously deal with where we are, where we came from, where we may or may not be going, and who we are as a result. In the end, we begin to find our way home.
I have had a blast making this work with my four fabulous dancers: Hannah, Alex, Shiloh, and Emily. The joy that we experience in the studio, and the layers of meaning we uncover as we go along have been incredible to experience. I cannot wait to share this same joy with you.
Risks and challenges
Creative Risks: Firstly, making an hour long work that engages the audience for the duration of the time. Secondly, exploring a highly stylized blend of dance and physical theater that can be very humorous, and making sure that it conveys what we want it to say. We are a great team of dancers willing to work, explore, and edit to get it right.
Financial Risk: We are working on a very limited budget, and producing a show is an investment! Final cost for creating and producing the piece include rental costs of theater and rehearsal space, compensation for the dancers, costume and prop costs, music fees, marketing and printing costs, and more. Your support will send us on our way!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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