Dancers: Rebecca Margolick, Cheryl Rosario, Lulu Soni, & Eva Jaunzemis
INNOCENCE SUBS Excerpt (Elvis Guesthouse)
INNOCENCE SUBS Excerpt 2 (Elvis Guesthouse)
Memory Palace is 1 room in the multi-room opera Generation Ship, directed by Caitlin Baucom at Mana Contemporary.
Lights: Nitemind | Photography: Walter Wlodarczyk
Performers: Monica Mirabile, Dana Pajarillaga, Josh Dunn, Billy Fortini, & Luke Shirock.
Memory Palace is a collection of three future memories, that are activated, paused, and reset by the attendants. They circle around the 2-5 minutes before a nuclear strike that has happened - will happen - is happening in the not-so-distant future of Generation Ship.
"Remembering is an ethical act, has ethical value in and of itself. Memory is, achingly, the only relation we can have with the dead ... [images] of the suffering and martyrdom of a people are more than reminders of death, of failure, of victimization. They invoke the miracle of survival."-Susan Sontag
The Trump administration has proposed to cut all 25 grant programs created under the Violence Against Women Act.
Without these programs, many local organizations will no longer be able to secure the safety and well-being of women recovering from violence.
Since 1976, the East Los Angeles Women’s Center has provided bilingual services to women who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, and HIV.
This video is an interpretation of accounts from real women who have received help from the ELAWC.
Please visit elawc.org/ to learn more about their services and donate today.
Directed by Claire Christerson
Creative Director Jessie Askinazi
Starring Jessie Askinazi Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot
Produced by Be Electric Studios
Choreography by Kathleen Dycaico
Set Design by Claire Christerson
Styling by Phil Gomez
Clothing by Sext Pixels SBP Archives Gypsy Sport
Makeup by Ryan Burke
Vocals and Sound Design by Laurie Amat
Sound Design by Simon Scott of Slowdive
Unit Still Photographer Robert Jencks
“Clusters” is inspired by Masaru Emoto's water crystal studies. Emoto believed that water was a "blueprint for our reality" and that human consciousness, emotional "energies" and "vibrations" could change the molecular structure of water. As humans are primarily made up of water, the notion is that with support, nurturing, and healing, positive transformation is possible- and it is representative of how we are all deeply affected by our environments. The title also draws from women banding together to use their collective voices to create change and progress.
Clusters w/ Nadya Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot)
Snowblink "Feel Like a Man"
360 Video for "Feel Like a Man" by Snowblink
Daniella Gesundheit, lead singer of Snowblink, wrote about making the video: "The Virtual Reality video for our song Feel Like a Man was made during the US presidential election week in Brooklyn with a crew of around 30 people, 90% of whom were women. It was a week of hate crimes and fear, where women had to stomach a misogynist taking his seat as the president elect. Many of the women on the set were heartbroken, afraid, angry. We came together with a common purpose and created a ritual - a surrealist futuristic virtual reality seance wherein twelve dancers undergo a deep transformation over the course of a dinner banquet. If you view the video in VR goggles as intended (and highly recommended!) you will be positioned at the center of a banquet table, surrounded by thirteen creative, powerful, vulnerable women, often encountering intense or compassionate eye contact, engulfed by music that encourages us to examine our own impulses towards violence, delivered in a voice that intends compassion, gentleness, and resolve."
Director: Sam Fleischner Choreographer: Kathleen Dycaico Producer: Sasha Okshteyn Art Direction: Valentina Salerni Set: Betil Dagdelen Dancers: Jes Nelson, Lulu Soni, Dana Pajarillaga, Cheryl Rosario, Chelsea Hecht, Rebecca Margolick, Hillary Ramos, Eva Jaunzemis, Marielis Garcia, Ellie van Bever, Kassandra Cruz, & Shellz
SNOWBLINK "Feel Like A Man"
Commission for BOOM BK Festival | September 29 2016
Music samples by Amon Tobin, Arca
Shot by Kofi Carson | Dancers : Liam Benzvi, India Menuez, Jes Nelson, Caitlin Baucom, Kellian Delice, Nick Lugovina, Hillary Ramos
Redshift Eden Excerpt // BOOM BK Festival
S O V E R E I G N L A B O R
September 13th 2016 | DCTV, NY A night of performances by Najma Sharif, Kathleen Dycaico, and Quenton Stuckey around the concept of the labor we all do every day to keep ourselves sane in the violence of the world we live in; the labor of keeping our selves sovereign, self-governing, free.
Najma Sharif Lethargy This piece is exploring blackness, pain, grief, redemption, geography, apathy and exhaustion. This piece is about waiting for a moment of reprieve, a day where Black Death isn’t considered holy because Black Life is too sacred. & - - - Kathleen Dycaico Redshift Eden A battle within the walled garden of the self Born into End Times when Paradise was promised Born again every horizon
This piece attempts to confront these two questions: When will my healing end? When will my love begin? It focuses on the themes of forgiveness, cooperation, and the benefits of purpose driven work (both physical and mental). All of which are connected to the philosophy of UBUNTU. Ubuntu is the Zulu word for humanity towards others. It also means "I am what I am because of who we all are." This philosophy was primarily used at the end of apartheid in South Africa. Although genocide can never truly be set right, It encouraged a once divided nation to have a mutual respect for one another. That because we are all of this Earth, we must all nurture each other and thus our cooperation and trust will be beneficial to our evolution.
Authority Figure is a social psychology experiment that uses choreography, sound and installation to elicit emotional response from the audience. Mirabile and Kinlaw have brought together six choreographers, seven installation artists, original sound compositions by various musicians as well as a cast of 150+ performers to create a performance that motivates the audience to consider relationships to authority, obedience and eachother. We are asking ourselves and the audience to be conscious of relationships to police, big data, and surveillance as it mingles with the complexity of our psychology in regard to power dynamics.
During each two-hour show, groups of twenty are directed into the space every twenty minutes. Each individual will face different durational and emotional challenges corresponding to the entry time and driven by intentional choreography. The performance begins with ticket sales. In order to secure admission at all, the audience must first take the “Personality of Endurance Quiz” to determine which entry bracket will be most appropriate for their experience.
The performance brings together choreography by Kathleen Dycaico, Sigrid Lauren (Fluct), India Salvor Menuez, Juri Onuki, Colin Self, Richard Kennedy, and Tara-Jo Lewis; installations by Jen Monroe (Bad Taste), Ilana Savdie, Kathleen Dycaico, Jerome Bwire, Signe Pierce, Yulan Grant, and Michael Potvin (Nitemind Creative); music by Devonte Hynes (Blood Orange), Dan Deacon, SOPHIE, Travis Egedy (PICTUREPLANE), Ian Drennan, Nick Koenig (HOT SUGAR), DJ NJ Drone, and Caroline Polachek."
All One is an intimate immersive performance presented at Otion Front Studio. A limited audience enters into a world suspended in time as performers slip back and forth around a moment of impact, replaying scenes from the city they used to live in. Attempt to commune in the aftermath. From the hallway, into Otion Front proper, and out into the backyard, the audience moves from observer to intimate to finally an agent choosing to be one or separate.
an aftermath Nuclear sky or pastoral
Seekers searchers supplicants they are time tunnel fluid [_]<>[_] moment of event impact horizon turn back towards delicately are our faces our hands hour hands
Apple-Eaters is a performance installation commissioned by the curators of Space Open, an exhibit realized in partnership with UC Berkeley.
A utopian simulation in three parts. In constant dialogue with the absolute freedom of past that American culture pretends to own, the experience is one of induced terror, anxiety, a mistrust in any information not gotten first-hand. This performance is a shout into a cultural void, awaiting echoes of certainty or truth ringing back.
Dancers: Jessica Brown, Nicole Casado, James Damiani, Lauren Godla, Kristen Rulifson, Maribel Lopez, Mona Shahab, Jasmine Saavedra, & Sophie Becker.
24 Hrs is a durational site-specific dance piece, and an investigation into the attempt to create in the dancers a connection to place. It consists of a group choreographic and performative span from sunrise to sunrise, enacted at Heavy Dirt farm and walnut orchard on the perimeter of Davis, California. It is part of a multi-disciplinary thesis project in Landscape Architecture at UC Davis.
The full thesis, "Site-Specific Interventions and Connection to Place" is available here.
Concept & choreography: Kathleen Dycaico | Camera: Morgan Herbert-King