Beneath the Stories We Wear (2016), 2016 Home Season Performance, Feb. 27-28, 2016, Studio 8 Berkeley.
It doesn’t fit…it’s getting tighter.
It prevents you from looking up.
I’ve always admired a woman who can wear a hat.
I am not that woman, I am a kayak.
I am an impostor in a hat.
How do we know who we are beyond the adornments of daily life?
Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie challenges us to interrogate the concept of the “single story” which reduces a person or group down to one definitive identity. Whether that story is one we tell ourselves or a narrative that we’ve been conditioned to accept, being tied to it removes any hope, any chance, any possibility of change. By mining our personal histories for answers and uncovering more questions, fcdc explores how we can challenge the single story, peel back the layers of artifice, and re-embrace the multiplicity of our human experiences.
Featuring original music composed by Joseph M. Colombo and Jesse C. Dienner.
The Faults We Sought to Mend: Burnished at the Broken Places (2015), 2015 Home Season Performance, Feb. 28 – March 1, 2015, Studio 8 Berkeley.
Our first home season performance was centered around the idea that the breakage of an object can become part of its history, instead of something to be ashamed of or to hide. Our collective curiosity in this topic came out of group discussions about forgiveness, expectations, harbored feelings, and lost causes.
Tell me how this ends…(a series of beginnings) (2014), presented at Works in the Works 2014 and 20 Points of View by Luna Dance Institute.
love notes on fragile prayers (2013), presented by Resident Artist Workshop at The Garage in San Francisco, earlier iterations presented at Works in the Works 2013.
Reflections on spiritual poetry from around the world, and what it means to love.
It acts like love–music,
it reaches toward the face, touches it, and tries to let you know
His promise: that all will be okay.
It acts like love–music, and
tells the feet, “You do not have to be so burdened.
– Rabia of Basra (c. 717-801)
I will screaming wake (2013), music video for recording artist a million creatures
In a delicate way, without being beautiful. (2011), presented at Fog Fest at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco