A Dance Theatre performance about the interior spaces of an imaginary house
Each dance in Rooms is based on a different room in a house. Although this project is in the early stages of development, different possibilities in individual approach have been suggested to the prospective choreographers. You can expect any of the following: The dances may take place in the choreographer’s chosen room and literally establish that room with lighting, furniture and props; could be based on the choreographer’s memories or associations to a particular room; might be about activities that takes place in a particular room without literally establishing a physical “room” on the stage; and the connection to the choreographer’s selected room could be drawn from the lyrics of a song. All will revealed when our house is unveiled. While each dance will be based on a “real” room, what takes place in that room may be very unreal (surreal). Through this project, the IDT Choreographers will reveal something about themselves and the private interiors of their psyches to the audience.
Our Creative Process for this project: Our imaginary house will be an “exquisite corpse”* type of construct – i.e. in the end, the nature of the house will become known to all… but as it is being created, each choreographer will not know how, or if, his or her room connects to the house as a whole. Therefore, the rooms of this house will not fit together in any logical manner.
*French Surrealist André Bréton is credited with inventing the game of Exquisite Corpse, a game played by the Surrealists mid-1920’s. Through the “game” (that the Surrealists came to take quite seriously), the artists spontaneously created irrational works of art with each artist’s contribution intentionally drawn from the subconscious. For more on “Cadavre Exquis” click HERE.
Please join us for an hour long tour through a house like no other!
Saturday, August 5, 2017
3:00 and 8:00 p.m. in the Irey Theatre (inside the University Theatre Building – see map) on the University of Colorado campus.
Available through Brown Paper Tickets (small service fee applies):
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Allison Blakeney, Lara Branen, Sumi Clements, Katie Elliott, Chris Harris, Kari Herman, Hannah Larson, Amanda Leise, Wade Madsen, Christy McNeil Chand, Jenny Schiff & Kaitlin Webster
Will be announced soon!
Artistic Director & Show Director: Lara Branen
Assistant Artistic Director: Chris Harris
Graphic Design/Web Design/IDT Board Secretary: Nini Coleman
Manager: Daniel Morimoto & Heather Woolley
Made possible in part by grants from the Boulder County Arts Alliance and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District