ETLE and the Anders
the A.O. Movement Collective
Critically acclaimed dance company the A.O. Movement Collective under the artistic
direction of Sarah A.O. Rosner present a 14-show run of ETLE and the Anders, an
evening-length performance experience performed by a cast of 10 for an intimate
audience. ETLE and the Anders is a ravenous foray into maximalism—hyper-saturated,
queer future-psychedelia—featuring moving bodies, time-travel, possession, absence,
presence, glitch theory, feminist revolution, and looping soundscapes (performed live by
Idgy Dean, project of Brooklyn-based musician Lindsay Sanwald).
As ETLE Universe creator Sarah A.O. Rosner delivers a lecture based on her “Infinite
Theory of the Plural History of Everything,” the performers of the AOMC will attempt to
ensure that her prophetic vision of the future will come to pass. Using their bodies,
research excavated by a team of 60+ collaborators, and the audience, the AOMC will
channel the far future into their performance. This piece was developed in conjunction
with the other nine works that make up ETLE Universe.
The ETLE Universe began as project of the A.O. Movement Collective in the fall of
2012, and over the past three years has brought together over 60 collaborators across
disciplines to create an epic work of feminist science fiction. By the end of 2015 The
Universe will have produced 10 interconnected works—each based in a different media
(a graphic novel, concept album, fashion show, short film and photography installation,
collection of academic essays, collection of creative writing, pornography, 3D-printed
artifacts, 5-month multiplayer intra-media game, and evening-length performance). The
ETLE Universe Fall Premieres (September 25-October 10 2015) is the culmination of
Praise for the ETLE Universe:
“In its unknowability, this work is powerfully feminist. . . But in its multitudinousness, in its vastness, its cacophony, its aggression, and its ambition it is revolutionary.”—Posture Magazine
“The perfect breeding ground for fandom.” —Nylon
Praise for the A.O. Movement Collective:
“The seven performers of A. O. Movement Collective...bring a raw, vulnerable quality to their movement that’s highly arresting.” —Alastair Macaulay, New York Times
“Sarah A.O. Rosner and her A.O. Movement Collective communicate a profound hopelessness but also a tenderness — and queerness — that embodies the
new American generation.” —Brian McCormick, Gay City News
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