The Split Bill Series
The Split Bill Series
Triskelion Arts’ Zoo Theater
February 7 - 10, 2013 at 8pm
Brooklyn, NY: Triskelion Arts presents the Split Bill series, featuring four select, emerging choreographers over four nights. The program was created in order to serve the needs of artists looking for a stepping stone between a showcase format and evening-length self-production. By encouraging experimentation and presenting artists with a rare opportunity for the development of longer but not yet stand-alone works, Triskelion hopes to foster dialogue and direction for these chosen artists.
About the Work
Amanda Szeglowski/cakeface 's don’t call me mcneill probes the link between cultural identity and surnames. It addresses the phonetic alphabets and pronunciation formulas people invent for themselves and how those well-rehearsed routines are unconsciously handed down from generation to generation across the ethnicity spectrum. Flanked in metallic finery and toting mobile amplification devices, the cast is accompanied by acclaimed electronic musician and DJ, The Polish Ambassador. Conceived and created by Amanda Szeglowski with costumes by Elle Chyun and sound design by Jeso O’Neill. www.cakefaceart.com
Calling to mind religious expectation, “rapture” shares linguistic roots with “rape”, “seizure” and “kidnapping”. Dishman + Co’s newest dance-theater work Signs of the Rapture broods over these connections, probing the dark burning and ecstatic elation of longing’s fierce heart. Through stark glimpses and serene meditations, four dancers engage with evocative scenic elements in nuanced episodes. As the strewn props are cleared, the mundane items become curious ephemera, lingering emblems of an aching encounter.
It happens everyday, it happens internally and it happens externally. It happens in our surroundings, and it happens within us. Mary Madsen's SHift explores a personal shift hovering at the edge of its tipping point. At moments, the dancer moves but there is no shift. At moments, she stands still and waits. At moments, she steps aside and then it shifts, leaving her just one step behind.
lonely goat premieres 55 Short Stories II, a work that introduces a world in which characters and relationships from the company’s past three works coexist. The narrative is a deconstructed fairy tale that sets the scene with rolling grass, leaping trees, and a moon and stars that run on electricity. With a specific focus on transforming raw space into a habitat for the narrative’s characters, 55 Short Stories II offers a minimalistic assessment of loneliness via striking imagery and ironic juxtaposition.
Thursday Feb. 7: Dishman + Co. & Amanda Szeglowski/cakeface
Friday Feb. 8: Mary Madsen & Amanda Szeglowski/cakeface
Saturday, Feb. 9: lonely goat & Dishman + Co.
Sunday, Feb. 10: Mary Madsen & lonely goat
All shows @ 8pm in the Zoo Theater
Triskelion Arts, 118 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Tickets: 2 general admission
For more information, visit www.triskelionarts.org.