2016 House Programs Thank You For Coming: Attendance - Page 4

Prepare yourself for a joyous and intriguingly wild ride .
Deceptively chaotic and spontaneous , Thank You For Coming : Attendance will take you on a journey of heightened exploration uncovering how we experience ourselves in relationship to others . Five virtuosic performers , passing through ever-morphing states of physical entanglement and scenes of distorted familiarity , will build new bodies , new stories , and new ways of being around a constantly constructed and re-imagined group experience .
As audience and performers increasingly find themselves becoming one , a beautiful and chaotic shared identity emerges , culminating in a dynamic ritual of action and transformation .
Prepare yourself for a joyous and intriguingly wild ride .
Deceptively chaotic and spontaneous , Thank You For Coming : Attendance will take you on a journey of heightened exploration uncovering how we experience ourselves in relationship to others . Five virtuosic performers , passing through ever-morphing states of physical entanglement and scenes of distorted familiarity , will build new bodies , new stories , and new ways of being around a constantly constructed and re-imagined group experience .
As audience and performers increasingly find themselves becoming one , a beautiful and chaotic shared identity emerges , culminating in a dynamic ritual of action and transformation .
Biographies Faye Driscoll Director • Faye is a Bessie Award-winning choreographer and director whose work is rooted in an obsession with the problem of being ‘somebody’ in a world of other ‘somebodies.’ Originally from Venice Beach, California, Driscoll moved to New York in 1994 to train in dance at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. She began her career dancing with groups such as Yasmeen Godder, David Neumann and Doug Varone and Dancers. In 2005 Faye started making her own work, aiming to create immersive worlds of sensorial complexity and perceptual disorientation. These investigations gave rise to a wide range of works including: Loneliness (2006), exhibited in the Younger Than Jesus triennial at the New Museum; Wow Mom, Wow (2007), a postmodern/pop musical/death metal fantasy; 837 Venice Boulevard (2008, Bessie Award), an autobiographical work within a theatre within a home; There is so much mad in me (2010), an exploration of ecstatic states; You’re Me (2012), a duet distorted by props, paint and manic costume shifts and Thank You For Coming: Attendance (2014) the first part in a series of works that propose performance as a shared political act, where performer and audience co-create reality. Driscoll is currently working on the second in the series Thank You For Coming: Play which focuses on the consumption and fabrication of stories to make our lives cohere. It premiered at the Wexner Center for the Arts in September 2016 and will be playing at BAM’s Next Wave Festival in November 2016. Faye’s work has been presented across the US at places such as Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, ICA/Boston, Danspace Project, and American Dance Festival, and internationally to Theatre de Vanves Festival Artdanthe, Theatre de Gennevilliers, Festival D’Automne a Paris, Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, Centro de Arte Experimental UNSAM in Buenos Aires, Belfast International Festival and in the Made in USA Festival, Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, Greece. She has received a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award. Giulia Carotenuto Performer • Giulia is a NYC-based dance artist from Rome. Moving to New York in 2008, she had the honour of working with artists including Mark Dendy, Douglas Dunn, Catherine Miller and Kate Fisher. In 2011 Giulia became a member of Pavel Zustiak’s Palissimo, with whom she created and performed Strange Cargo, the third part of The Painted Bird Trilogy. Later that year she joined Monica Bill Barnes & Company and toured, taught, and performed in venues including the Joyce Theatre, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. In 2012 she joined the Faye Driscoll Group, and could not be more thrilled to be performing Thank You for Coming: Attendance all over the world. Alicia Ohs (ayo) Performer • Alicia is a dance maker and community builder interested in what makes people laugh, cry and continue. She has shown her own work in New York and San Francisco. AO has worked with Movement Research as a curator, educator and a founding member of the Artists of Color Council. She is honoured to have performed with Sally Silvers, Andrea Geyer, niv Acosta, Sondra Loring, Laura Arrington and RoseAnne Spradlin. She is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts and Experimental Theatre Wing. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Sean Donovan Performer • Sean is a New York actor, dancer and writer. He has worked with Faye Driscoll, Miguel Gutierrez, Jane Comfort and Company, The Builders Association, Witness Relocation, 600 Highwaymen and Jennie Marytai Liu. He creates theatre and mixed media works in collaboration with Sebastián Calderón Bentin. 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