A MY NAME IS... (2016)
Concept/Direction/Costumes: Stefanie Nelson
Original Music: Sahand Rahbar
Stop Motion video: Elisa D'Amico (w/original music Revolving Door by Jonah Kreitner)
Creating Performers: Erik Abbott-Main, Nicole von Arx w/ guest performers Elisa D'Amico and Piero Leccese
A My Name Is… builds upon choreographic fragments culled from memories of heightened moments that consume us. Inspired by the phenomenon of gravity, the piece is set in a space littered with apples. The gestural vocabulary in this dance grows in the same way as one’s language skills develop and disintegrate over time. This work is a reflection on aging and disappearing in relation to memory, movement, words, thoughts, and investigates physical notions of gravity, repetition, disappearance/presence.
Tickets for the NYC premiere at Theaterlab go on sale September 1, 2017.
Preview performances: Castello Angioino Aragonese (Agropoli, Italy) and Piazza San Frediano (Lucca, Italy), July 2016