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“Veiled” and “I AM IN A BASEMENT”

“Veiled” and “I AM IN A BASEMENT”

School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Veiled - Michael Winston

Veiled
By Amber Daniels and Becky Hill

Veiled ciphers through historic vaudeville repertoire extracting inspiration to create an abstract dance theater work. In an era of #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, American territory borders, a global pandemic, a monumental presidential election and further investigations of social norms, we are researchers with the knowledge that the present is affected by our past. Using vignettes, audiences will simultaneously experience both the despair that haunted the entertainment industry of the vaudeville era, as well as the joy. We will manipulate how vaudeville was viewed then versus the transformation of what it could be today. The piece will be performed in “armor,” a costume that covers the body entirely to erase gender, sexuality, race and class. It is our hope through this investigation, we will have audiences question, react and be moved to action.

I AM IN A BASEMENT - Tristan Koepke

I AM IN A BASEMENT
By Tristan Koepke

In I AM IN A BASEMENT, Koepke presents a charged work of intertemporal reflection, loneliness, and boldly physical perseverance. Haunted by ghosts, treasures, and a broad hemisphere of aesthetic impulses, Koepke designs a resurrection of nostalgia within delightfully garish inflections of pastiche.

Add to Calendar 12/03/20 7:30 PM 12/03/20 9:30 PM America/New_York “Veiled” and “I AM IN A BASEMENT”
Veiled - Michael Winston

Veiled
By Amber Daniels and Becky Hill

Veiled ciphers through historic vaudeville repertoire extracting inspiration to create an abstract dance theater work. In an era of #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, American territory borders, a global pandemic, a monumental presidential election and further investigations of social norms, we are researchers with the knowledge that the present is affected by our past. Using vignettes, audiences will simultaneously experience both the despair that haunted the entertainment industry of the vaudeville era, as well as the joy. We will manipulate how vaudeville was viewed then versus the transformation of what it could be today. The piece will be performed in “armor,” a costume that covers the body entirely to erase gender, sexuality, race and class. It is our hope through this investigation, we will have audiences question, react and be moved to action.

I AM IN A BASEMENT - Tristan Koepke

I AM IN A BASEMENT
By Tristan Koepke

In I AM IN A BASEMENT, Koepke presents a charged work of intertemporal reflection, loneliness, and boldly physical perseverance. Haunted by ghosts, treasures, and a broad hemisphere of aesthetic impulses, Koepke designs a resurrection of nostalgia within delightfully garish inflections of pastiche.

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