I N S T A L L A T I O N P R O J E C T S
That one should open like an eyelid and lying there beneath it simply eyelids
Duet for women
FORMAT(S): ROOM private parlor with 3 - 4 walls available to performers. Two rooms are preferred for full execution of project with stems and roses in separate but parallel spaces. Audience members share in the experience of the performance with close proximity on the interior. EXHIBITION lobby, gallery or museum hall with 2 - 3 walls available to performers. Audience maintains agency to negotiate their proximity to the performance. WINDOW VOYEUR public storefront or glass encasement of at least 15' width x 5' depth. Audience gaze emphasizes the deflection of "the look" and connects fantasy to the mundane.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: 450,000 fire-proofed rose petals, 2 parlor chairs, 5 vintage lamps, 3 dozen real white roses in bloom (per show) along with a collection of green stems and leafs mid-decay (artist has partnered with local florists in previous performances and tours).
Example of window format at the Wild Project produced by the CURRENT SESSIONS. Performers ChristinaNoel Reaves and Danielle Russo. © 2014 Corey Melton
Since thou wast precious in my sight
Small sizes Duet for men Solo for woman or man
FORMAT(S): EXHIBITION lobby, gallery or museum hall with 3 - 4 walls available to the performers. Fifteen minutes of dynamic choreography is interwoven with spacious exercises on presence, allowing the performance to loop and run for up to two hours.
Examples of exhibition format at Julian Schnabel's Casa del Popolo produced by Springboard Danse Montréal. Other installation locations have included the Ace Hotel NYC and Usine C. © 2013 Steven Schreiber
Large size Ensemble split between four spaces
FORMAT(S): EXHIBITION gallery or museum with 4 adjoining spaces preferably having access to either of the following: outdoors, stairwell, 1 weight-bearing wall and/or 4 - 5 round weight-bearing columns. The construction of the tour and adaptation to the venue is both individual and flexible. Each space will house a separate interactive event with 20 minutes of dynamic choreography interwoven with spacious exercises on presence, allowing the performance to loop and run for up to two hours. One room is designed solely for audience participation and requires the approval of certain foods to be served on the premise.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: 4 industrial spools of bubble-wrap, 6 spools of 7 gauge pellet wrap, 4 bulks orders of packing peanuts, one German chocolate cake (artist has partnered with local vendors on goods for previous performances and tours).
Example of exhibition format at Usine C produced by Springboard Danse Montréal. Other installation locations have included the Ace Hotel NYC and Julian Schnabel's Casa del Popolo. © 2012 Michael Slobodian
Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly
Small size Duet for two persons
Large: size Multiple dancers, dependent on size of site
FORMAT: PUBLIC OUTDOORS water concourse or street level fountain to be occupied by 60 minutes of sopping interactive performance.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Park permit to occupy public facility and/or permission to access private property.
Example of the public installation at Place des Arts produced by Springboard Danse Montréal. © 2012 Adolfo Pardo
Solo for woman
FORMAT: ROOM private chamber with 3 - 4 walls available to the performer preferably with 1 wall made of braced mirror. EXHIBITION gallery or museum hall with 2 - 3 weight-bearing walls available to performer.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: The mirrors prepared for the performance must be securely braced to the walls for minor weight-bearing. This solo has been successfully presented without mirrors, as an alternative.