Dancers: Rebecca Margolick, Cheryl Rosario, Lulu Soni, & Eva Jaunzemis
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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
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
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
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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.
MEGADESERT is a site-specific project performed and filmed in Joshua Tree, California.
M E G A D E S E R T trailer
The Tank NY | April 2015
Choreography: Kathleen Dycaico, Moriah McAda-Smith, & Kat Cameron
Intimacy in the age of the internet / contemporary American worship / production of hyper-feminine service figures.
Part of a two-month collaborative choreography intensive, created with Moriah McAda-Smith & Kat Cameron as part of the XYZ: Chain Creation series.
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